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Performing Williams Family:

Mother Terry, Juliet, Renee, Vanessa, Janice, Patricia & brother James on bass guitar.

Mission: "We want to take traditional Gospel music to a higher level than it's ever been, and carry the Gospel message to places where it's either been lost, or perhaps never even been heard before. After waiting so long for this moment, in some ways it feels like a new beginning, but actually it's just a big step forward on the same journey we've been on for all of our lives." - Renée Williams

Matthew 17:20 - I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ' Move from here to there' and it will move.' Nothing will be impossible for you. (NIV)

POWER IN THE HOUSE - "It stands as a statement of faith, and the realization of hopes and dreams that simply refused to die."

POWER IN THE HOUSE is a recording done at a series of 8 well-received concerts performed in Lucerne, Switzerland, a place far away from Pennsylvania, but the home of people wanting to hear the Gospel in such a delightful way.

"We really didn't know what to expect on our first night in Switzerland when we recorded this album," says Renee Williams. "But traditional Gospel music just connects with people. It moves them, whether they know it's the power of the Holy Spirit or not, they can feel it, and it crosses the lines of color, and country, even language."

About the Williams Sisters & Family - Rev. James and Terry Williams, Juliet, Renee, Vanessa, Janice, Patricia + James Jr.!

The Williams Sisters' traditional, evangelistic Gospel music springs from their early experiences as being the children of Rev. James and Terry Williams, people who were not only musically gifted themselves but dedicated to serving Jesus Christ. Being effective evangelists, the Williams traveled along the East Coast spreading the Gospel in word and music, in between making a living in several vocations at their home base in South Carolina, when the five daughters and one son, James Jr. were still small.

The Williams children accompanied their parents on these evangelical crusades, and as they all had musical gifts, became part of a family musical group, The Crusaders for Christ. Rev. James and Terry Williams were the role models for their children, teaching them by their own faith walk that "Only what you do for Christ will last."

In 1978, The Williams family moved back to their home town of Philadelphia, PA. The five daughters and one son, James Jr. began their own musical Gospel ministry. Young James learned the bass guitar, and Juliette became the group's drummer. Throughout the '80's, using a varying roster of talented musicians to fill in as musical accompaniment for the core group, this "young act" developed a loyal following in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as North and South Carolina.

The late '80's brought some new, promising developments for the Williams family. In 1987, The Williams siblings and their mother, Terry, released their first independent album. In 1988, Rev. James Williams was formally called to the ministry and became the pastor of Philadelphia's Temple of Christ.

Throughout the '90's The Williams Sisters continued to "run the race" that the Lord had put them in, for His gospel and His glory, through both their successes and their trying times.

In 1992, they released another independent album, much to the delight of their fans in Philadelphia. In 1996, on a tiny independent label, they released an album, LIVE ON THE EAST COAST: LET EVERY EAR HEAR, a collection of original, traditional, classic Gospel songs done in the Williams musical style, which got them noticed by the mainstream music industry, when the album made it to the top ten in the Gospel music world.

The single from that album, JESUS WILL PICK YOU UP was a huge hit, giving them national exposure, and became their signature song, a calling card which introduced them to audiences at their concerts.Two years of touring and concerts resulted from this album, as they rode the wave of success, giving them many opportunities to spread the Gospel through their music.

Trying times to build their character and faith in the Lord appeared in the form of "business complications". Although these complications prevented them from recording another album for 7 years, The Williams Sisters continued to vigorously step out in faith, serving Jesus Christ through their music ministry, living the truth that their parents instilled in them so long ago; "Only what you do for Christ will last." They continued touring and performing in concerts, still running the race they were called to by the Lord, so long ago.

Five years into this trying period of time, The Williams Sisters shared the stage at a local Philadelphia concert with the well-known Gospel group, The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Producer / promoter Tony Beck was in the audience that evening, and approached them about doing an album on his Messiah Records.

This association resulted in the 8 night concert series in Lucerne, Switzerland, which led to this new album, POWER IN THE HOUSE, their first album in seven years.

About the Williams Sisters' Gospel Music...

Billboard Magazine says The Williams Sisters' POWER IN THE HOUSE "is a dazzling display of everything that is timeless in Gospel's roots and traditions...Consider this a flawless return to form by an act that's been missing in action for too long."

Amen! What a foot-stomping, hand clapping, roof-raising, spirit-lifting, totally inspiring collection of evangelical to the wall Gospel compositions which do a terrific job of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with the listener, and explore how much we need Jesus and what it means to follow Him, celebrating the hope we have in Him. Whether it is the explosive praise and victory songs or the easy beat ballads or solemn prayer hymns, these Holy Spirit inspired songs fully express the Gospel message of what a Savior we have in Jesus Christ, who gives us eternal life and is a true, loving, dependable faithful friend, a source of comfort and strength in whatever circumstance we are going through. The "Power" in the house refers to the Holy Spirit, who indwells and enables us in whatever we are called to do or face in following Jesus, and is very much present in the performances, both vocals and instrumentals, heard on this album.

POWER IN THE HOUSE is an absolute must for anyone's Christian music collection, whether you are brand new to Gospel music or long time enthusiast of the genre. Why? Because, POWER IN THE HOUSE is such a terrific example of Gospel music, as it rises to the standards of the William Sisters mission statement, listed above: "to take traditional Gospel music to a higher level than it's ever been."

It will greatly bless the listener as it did this reviewer.

This collection of songs is Gospel music at its very best, displaying all the great qualities of the Gospel music genre that set it apart from all the other genres; Emotional involvement of the performers, heart-felt, energetic, poignant, full of the Spirit strong vocals, memorable melodies, and a talented accompaniment band. Plus, these songs have the best BRIDGE and VAMP performance sections I've heard since I began reviewing Gospel music three years ago. The Bridge and VAMP sections of each song are the exclamation point, the lightening bolt of the message of the song, so beautifully showcased in the performers' rendition of the composition at hand.

Spiritual Themes / Truths Found in Their Compositions..

Victory and Hope In Jesus! - NEVER LOST THE FIGHT, RUN THIS RACE, I'M READY

Jesus Provides - I'M READY, POWER IN THE HOUSE, MY CHANGE, FRIENDS FOR EVERMORE

 

We need Jesus - JESUS WILL PICK YOU UP, PERILOUS TIMES, TRY GOD, MY FATHER'S HOUSE

Following Jesus - SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU, RUN THIS RACE, JESUS WILL PICK YOU UP

"It stands as a statement of faith, and the realization of hopes and dreams that simply refused to die."

Sample of some of the Songs on the CD - POWER IN THE HOUSE -

* NOTE: Words in {{xxx }} are approximate. The VAMPS were not written down on lyric pages sent to me, and I didn't receive all the lyrics to all the songs, so I did the best I could. This is another reason to buy the CD for yourselves!

* * * ++ NEVER LOST THE FIGHT - Words and Music by Jay Lowe, Solo & Duet vocals by Renee & Juliet Williams, Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly

Favorite Song of this reviewer. It begins this CD with an eruption of joy and Spirit and sound, a song which jubilantly expresses a lively explanation of Jesus' death and resurrection, and what that means to us. Song would be great for an Easter celebration, as well as a reminder for the whole year of what a Savior we have in Jesus!

A rousing, emotional victory in Christ song with a lot of kick, energy, and drive! The Spirit roars through this performance easily infecting, inspiring the listener. Will definitely inspire the listener to dance around the room in joy and thankfulness. It is impossible to feel cranky after listening to this song, as it changes negative attitudes.

Starts off with a vigorous beat, followed by full sound, courtesy of the cooking accompaniment, which pumps up the piece with horns, a very hot bass guitar and sizzling piano, with nice organ embellishments. Melody bolstered with precise, intricate rhythmic moving counter melodies for all instruments, not to mention the syncopation, which is difficult to pull off but obviously not for this band!

Features a powerful BRIDGE and VAMP, which adds the icing on the top of a full-blown joyous victory song, a celebration of what Jesus did for us. Great use of dynamics; vocals and accompaniment start off softly in the bridge, though the band still cooks away with gusto. The sound builds in volume, in emotion and intensity and then blooms in the VAMP. WOW! It gives the listener chills!

Features A spirited, sister duet, back up strongly by the family ensemble, which brings to life the joy and amazement of Easter Morning.

Related Scriptures: (John 19 & 20, Matthew 27 & 28, Mark 15 & 16, Luke 23 & 24, Phil. 2:8-11, Heb. 9:24)

Lyrics:

1) It was an old rugged cross, they made of wood, for the hill called Calvary, the Bible said its good, they hung Jesus high, nailed his hands and his feet, and they pierced his side, between two thieves, He was crucified....They placed a stone at the entrance to the tomb they laid him in, Three, three days later, my Savior rose again!

Chorus of Victory: He never lost the fight! (I know He didn't). He never lost the fight! (I've got a right) I have a right to the tree of life, (because he never) cause He never lost the fight! (He never lost the fight) He never lost the fight (for you and me), He never lost the fight! (I've got a right) I have a right to the tree of life, (because he never) cause He never lost the fight!

2) I can never repay you Jesus for what you done for me! you shed innocent blood {{to lay}} for me, Bible says I'll find no want, in this faith, {{but whosoever believes in Him is}} to carry on in Jesus name. The cross became heavier, He's been there too. {{ Laid his head on a rock in a cloth shawl}} somewhere in that tomb. Chorus

Bridge: (Starts off softly); They hung him on a cross, They hung him on a cross, and they whipped him all night long, and they whipped him all night long, from the 6 to the mighty hour, he hung right there on a cross, yes He did. He did, They laid Him in a tomb, in a tomb, They laid Him in a tomb, in a tomb, They laid Him in a tomb, in a tomb,4x (sound builds)

(Starts softly) On that first day, he laid right there, On that first day, he laid right there, On that second day, he laid right there, On that second day he still laid there, On that third day, On that third day, On that third day! You talk about the third day!, That third day!! That third day!! That third day!!! That third day!!! That third day!!!! That third day!!!!

Vamp: {{He rose! He rose! (Yes He did), He rose! (Yes He did), He rose! (Yes He did), (My Savior), He rose, (Yes He did), (With all power), He rose! (in his hands), He rose! (With all power) He rose! (in his hands), He rose, (Yes He did), He rose, (Yes He did), He rose! (Yes He did) He rose!}}

{{My Jesus! He rose, (Holy Ghost Power), He rose, (in His hand), He rose,(Healing power), He rose, (in His Hand, He rose, (Talkin' about your doctor) He rose, (who loves you), He rose, (Talkin' about your lawyer), He rose, (who loves you) , He rose, (Anybody know?) He rose, (Anybody know?) He rose, (Anybody know?) He rose, (Will All Power) He rose, (in His Hand!) He rose, (All Power He rose, (in His Hand), He rose!!!!}}

Holy Ghost Power, He rose! in His hand. Holy Power! Yeah!

* * * + + POWER IN THE HOUSE - Words & Music by Renee Williams, Vocals by Renee & Juliet Williams, Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly & Tony Beck

Title song: a strong second favorite of this reviewer.

The gospel story continues with the good news that not only did the disciples receive the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, but that we also have the Holy Spirit to help us.

Lead vocals by Renee and Juliet Williams, tell the continuation of the victory Gospel story. Lyrics tell the story of the first Pentecost, the coming of the indwelling Holy Spirit in this gloriously snappy upbeat ballad / worship song, as lively as the song reviewed above, with movin,' spirited musical accompaniment, which so nicely offers great counter melody and support for the main melody. Love the cooking guitars, with their funky rhythm and 8th & 16 note counter melodies and piano parts, with horn and organ accents, which keep the momentum of this composition pumping along with energy and spirit.

Related Scriptures: (John 14:16-17 & 26, Acts 2:1-4, 1 Cor. 2:10-16, Romans 8:15)

Lyrics:

Now on the day of Pentecost, when it was fully Come, they were all in one place, they were all with one accord. And sound came down from Heaven, as rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house, the Spirit came on in. Now you don't have to wonder, Who was in the House, it was the power of the Holy Ghost, that's what we're singing about. We need.

Chorus1: Power in the house, We need Power in the house, Nothing but Power in the house, Holy Ghost Power, in the house!

Now when all this took place, they began to Speak with tongues. Tongues like fire that filled everyone! But if you look at churches today, so many have gone a stray, not much singing, not much shouting, they don't even want to pray. But you don't have to wonder, what's going on inside, the devil just stepped right in, and took them all for a ride. We need....

Chorus 2: Power in the house, We need Power in the house, Nothing but Power in the house, Santified Power in the house!

Now the Lord told his people, come on in the Upper room, the Apostles were there, the disciples were there, and the mother of Jesus too, and if they had to be endowed, with power from on high, what about you? What about me? We cannot, get by! But listen; You don't have to wonder, what's being said to you. Clap your hands and stomp your feet and let the Power come on through...We need. Chorus 2

We need Power! Power! Come on in!

Bridge: I said Come on in (if you are a liar), Come on in (if you are a back biter) Come on in (turn around and walk on in here) Come on in (if you are a drug addict), Come on in, (Need to get on in here) Come on in, (Need to get on in here).Come on in, (Let me tell you who is in the House, y'all,) Come on in, (Let me tell you who is in the House, y'all!) Come on in, (Let me tell you who is in the House, y'all!!!)

* {{ VAMP }}: Jesus in the House!! Jesus in the House!!, Jesus in the House!!, (If you really want to know) Jesus in the House!! (He's the power in the House), Jesus in the House!! (He's the power in the House) Jesus in the House!! (Come on and help me say it!) Jesus in the House! (Come on and help me say it!)

Jesus in the House!(Yes HE is) Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is) Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is).

Jesus in the House! (Yeah) Jesus in the House! (Yeah) Jesus in the House! (He'll shake you up) Jesus in the House! (He'll turn you around) Jesus in the House! (Oh Holy Father) Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is) Jesus in the House! Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is) Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is) Jesus in the House! (Yes HE is).

Power.... Power ...come on in! Yeah!

* * * + MY CHANGE - Words & Music by Renee Williams, Solo Vocals by Renee Williams, String & Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly.

A comforting, testimony about how Jesus will see us through all our troubles and trials and things will change for our good.

A lovely Gospel hymn of testimony, with a touch of R&B. Meaningful lyrics carried by poignant vocals, put together with a lovely melody, which is subtly carried / supported by piano, a touch of strings, organ, and guitar, with horn accents. Beautiful backup vocals, a harmonious sound which complements the lead.

Related Scriptures: (Romans 8:38, 1 Peter 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30, 2nd Cor. 4:8-10,16)

Lyrics:

I've been down before, level to the ground. Jesus was there, because he's always around. I've been in trouble, didn't know what to do. I called my friend Jesus, He saw me through.

Chorus: I'm gonna what till my change comes. 2x

Momma told me, sometimes when you down. Keep on smiling, don't you wear a frown. Through the storm and the rain. Through your heartaches and pains. There's no need to worry because, He'll bring a change.

Chorus: I'm gonna what till my change comes. 2x

I've had many tears, so many fears. Sometimes I'm lonely, feel nobody cares. But the Master comes, and holds my hand. He said there's no need to worry because I'm gonna walk with you. Chorus

Bridge: Wait! My Change, My Change is going to come. My Change! A change is going to come. My Change! A change is going to come.

VAMP: {{ My Change, (it get rough sometimes), My Change, (it get tough), My Change! (I get pushed to the ground), My Change, (I'm going to keep holding on), My Change! I know it will come...}}.

I'm gonna wait till my change comes.I'm gonna wait till my change comes. (Thank you Jesus).

* * * + I'M READY - Words & Music by Juliet Williams, Solo Vocals by Juliet Williams, String & Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly & Tony Beck (Horns)

Easy flowing, nice R&B influenced, Gospel worship prayer hymn with a nice bouncy rhythm to it. The song expresses / carries the hope we have in Jesus in the present and also the hope we have in the future, when we go home to be with Him.

Related Scriptures: (John 14:2-4, Hebrews 13:5-6, 1 Cor. 1:8)

Lyrics:

Chorus: Jesus I'm ready, (yes I am Lord) to come home. (A child in your sevice) Jesus I'm ready, (yes I am Lord) to come home, (yes I am Lord) Jesus I'm ready, (I've seen so much down here) to come home, (and I don't want to be here), Jesus I'm ready, (hey one more time) to come home.

I've seen a lot of things going on in this life. Not much love, nothing but misery & strife. I'm counting on you Jesus just to bring me. Through, with all my heartaches, I'm leaning on you. Chorus

I've had some struggles & some tears to bear. Some many friends I called they weren't even there, sometimes lonely and burden down. Gonna keep on pushing for my starry crown. Chorus

Somebody got a mother & father gone on home. A sister and brother, gone so long and don't you worry and don't you fret. Listen to the words of this song, it's gonna get, Better yet. Chorus

VAMP:{{ (I'm ready) I did want you wanted me to do, (I'm ready), I walked the way you wanted me to walk (I'm ready) Anybody, Anybody, Anybody, (I'm ready) I'm so ready! I'm ready to come home Jesus! I'm ready, Sister are you ready to go home? I've seen so much down here, I'm ready, I'm ready, ready, ready to go home}}.

* * * RUN THIS RACE - Words & Music by Juliet Williams, Solo Vocals by Juliet Williams, String & Horn arrangement by Bill Jolly.

Beautifully composed with the old time Gospel style worship hymn feeling; calm, steady tempo with a plaintive melody, full gospel harmony in the chorus, lead vocals sung with great feeling by Juliet. Accompaniment offers strong support for the melody, and some simple counter melody as well. VAMP is great! Traditional Gospel shines especially in the VAMP, with interesting harmonies.

Related Scriptures: (Phil. 3:13-14, Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 Cor. 9:24, 2nd Timothy 4:7)

Lyrics:

There must be rest for me I know. There must be a place where good old Christian can go, There must be Joy, Unspeakable, untold uh after we run this old race.

Somewhere there must be rest for little old me. I know. After I have labored down here below.

Bridge: Oh what joy to see my Savior face to face, Oh, after I've run this old race. Chorus

Chorus: Oh, run this old race, (don't give up but RUN,) run this old race, run this old race, run this race, run this old race, (don't give up but RUN,) Oh, run this old race, run this old race, (oh you run) run this race, til the race is won.

After we have crossed the swelling tide, being with our Savior with whom we want to abide.

Bridge:Oh what joy to see my Savior face to face, Oh, after I've run this old race. Chorus

VAMP: {This is what we're going to do: Keep running! Keep running, (Keep the faith), Keep running, (it may be hard) Keep running, (don't look back), Keep running, (Keep on running Christian), Run on, Run on! (don't look back)Keep running.}

* * * + TRY GOD - Words & Music by Renee Williams, Solo Vocals by Renee Williams, String & Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly

Song has an easy, catchy beat, a well-done example of R & B mixed with traditional Gospel, to create a perky melody which draws the listener into the message of the song - Try Jesus. Another great Bridge, which builds nicely into another joyous VAMP.

Related Scriptures: (Daniel 3:13-25, John 3:16, John 11:25, Hebrews 9:15-24, Romans 8:34)

Lyrics:

Chorus 1: If you 've never tried the Lord before, you need, you need to try him now. If you 've never tried the Lord before, you need, you need to try him now.

Looking for love in all the wrong places, trying to find peace in a world of sin. Listen! God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, whosoever believe it, shall live again. Chorus 1

Bridge: Try God, Try God! Try the Lord God, Try God, you need, you need to try him now. Try God, Try God! Take the time, Try God! Try the Lord, you need, you need to try him now.

Just like the Hebrew boys in the firey furnace, seven times hotter than it ought to be. They wouldn't bend, low, NO, and they wouldn't break, because they knew the Lord would go and set them free. Chorus 1 + Bridge

Bridge: Try God, Try God! Try the Lord God, Try God, you need, you need to try him now!! Try God, Try God, Take the time, try the Lord, you need, you need to try him now! Oh you need, you need to try him now, Oh you need, you need to try him now!

VAMP Hey y'all! Try Jesus! Try Jesus! Try the Man! Try Jesus! He'll be your doctor, Try Jesus! In the sick room, Try Jesus! He'll be your lawyer, Try Jesus! In the courtroom, Try Jesus! If you are in trouble, Try Jesus! and don't know what to do, Try Jesus! I want to let you know, Try Jesus! That Jesus, Try Jesus! He will see you through, Try Jesus! Don't give up.....When you're walk'in Try Jesus! and the road gets rough ahead, she said that if I could touch, Try Jesus! The hem of his garment, Try Jesus! That I Know that I'll be made whole, Try Jesus! Yes He will!

I've tried him. Try Jesus! A long time ago, Try Jesus! He saved me, Try Jesus! {{He healed me}}, Try Jesus! He picked me up, Try Jesus!

Yes He will! Try Jesus! Good God Almighty! Try Jesus! Good God Almighty! Try Jesus! Yeah.

* * * FATHER'S HOUSE - Words & Music by Renee Williams, Solo Vocals by Renee Williams - Horn Arrangement by Tony Beck and Bill Jolly

Related Scriptures: (Rev. 21:1-4, 6, 11, 18-19, 22-26, John 14:2-3, Romans 15:13)

Song starts off with a catchy, easy to clap to beat, meaningful verses, easy to sing melody, and a easy to remember chorus. The build up of the driving Gospel spirit and fervor make this song a crowd pleaser, an effective praise and gospel message composition for congregations / groups of any size.

Verses describe the new Jerusalem, which will come down from heaven at the second coming, but is in heaven now. Verses describe the gold streets, the glorious walls, and most wonderful of all, Jesus, the light of the city. The way there is belief in Jesus Christ, becoming part of Him.

Especially memorable is the Bridge and VAMP, where the beat goes up a notch, composition builds with intensity and emotion, in both the vocals and the fired up band which takes off, fully launching in the VAMP, especially the piano and guitar!! Another WOW moment!

{{Partial Lyrics}}

Chorus1: Come and go with me, (to my Father's House), Come and go with me (to my Father's House), Come and go with me to my Father's House.2x Come and go with me, to my Father's House, Come and go with me (to my Father's House), I'll give you the invitation, Come and go with me (to my Father's House).

Chorus 2: Come and go with me, (to my Father's House), Come and go with me (to my Father's House), This world is not my home, Come and go with me to my Father's House.

VAMP: {{Come on, Come on, Come on, Let's go to my Father's House. Come on, Come on, Come on, Let's go to my Father's House.}}

{{Come on, He's waitin' Come on, He's waitin' Come on.............}}

* * * ++ PERILOUS TIMES - Words & Music by Renee Williams, Solo Vocals by Renee Williams, String & Horn Arrangement by Bill Jolly.

Third favorite song of this reviewer. A song that would give comfort to anyone who has suffered a heart-breaking tragedy; a senseless loss of a loved one. Written in a minor key, a sorrowful, serious ballad / prayer hymn, mourning all the heart-breaking pain in our world, fully expressing the sorrow of senseless loss from gang violence and death in schools, the dire consequences of using drugs, but proclaims the antidote - Jesus Christ, who heals broken hearts and transforms people's lives. It breaks your heart, but gives you hope at the same time.

Vocals are soulful, poignant and heart-felt, and are the star feature of the composition, showing another side of the vocal talent of Renee and the other William Sisters. Supported nicely by strings and horns, background guitar and piano, great use of dynamics. Song starts off with soft broken chords, beginning the sad mood of the composition.

Another lovely VAMP: The punchline in the VAMP declares that we are living in those perilous times and are close to the second coming of Christ. - We need Jesus now or face being lost. (Quotes from scripture)

Related Scriptures: (Romans 5:1-5, 2nd Cor. 4:8-10,16, & 5:10 2nd Timothy, Matt. 24:6-8, Romans 14:10-12)

Partial Lyrics:

1) Another school year ended, children have lost their lives, all because they've taken prayer, Out of the one place it should abide. Now a mother looks at a picture of a face. That once wore a smile, She holds it close to Her heart, crying Lord that was my only Child!

Chorus: Lord we need You in these Perilous Times. (3x)

3) Drugs have taken the place of who use to be, Your friend, somebody's mother, father, sister, & brother, even next of kin. Now it's time to look To Jesus, (this is why) for He is our only hope. (Thank you Jesus) He'll take the place, Of all the things you try to find in dope. Sisters will you help me sing.....

Chorus: Lord we need You in these Perilous Times. (3x)

{{ VAMP:}} We need You......this world needs you Jesus! We need You! we need you Jesus! Trouble in the school house! We need You.

Thank you Jesus! Allelujah! (Lead Vocal preaches a little about the end times, quoting a 2nd Timothy 3:1 and Matt. 24:6-8 passage).

We need You, Lord, we need you. Thank you Jesus.

* * * + SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU - Words & Music by Patricia Williams, Solo Vocals: Patricia, Renee & Juliet Williams, String & Horn Arrangements by Bill Jolly, Sax solo by Rev. Sam Peakes)

An easy tempo contemporary feeling Gospel ballad, with R& B, jazz influences, supported by piano, a lovely sax accompaniment joins the instrumental ensemble, who again offer chordal support for the main melody, and some nice counter melodies as well. Another great VAMP section, which brings the main points of the lyrics roaringly to life.

Related Scriptures: (Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 4:22-24, 29-32 & 5:1-4, Col. 3:, James 3)

Partial Lyrics:

We ought to know just how far to go. We must convert the world instead of the World converting us. So many church folk changing with the times. Saying it don't take all that child you're about to lose your mind.

Chorus: Please be careful everything you say and do we even have to walk a certain way representing Christ today.

It's not in money nor fortune or fame. But what shall it profit if it's not done in Jesus Name. Walking around dazzling in silver & gold, not even realizing child you're about to lose your soul.

Chorus: Please be careful everything you say and do we even have to walk a certain way representing Christ today.

Being a child of God, your way may seem so hard, but if you are born again you'll struggle Till the end. What are we gonna do preachers & Sunday school teachers, stop, stop, stop, looking for an offering pan and be concerned about the souls of men.

Chorus: Please be careful everything you say and do we even have to walk a certain way representing Christ today.

{{ Partial lyrics:}} VAMP: So be Careful... Somebody's watching you...... repeat

* * * + + JESUS WILL PICK YOU UP - Words and Music by Jay Lowe, Solo & Duet vocals by Renee & Juliet Williams, Horn arrangement by Bill Jolly and Tony Beck

It is no wonder that this song was / is a monster hit, which became their signature song, as they all shine through as they tell the Gospel through music the Lord gave them and their band as well. Another WOW moment song for this reviewer!

Definitely a very encouraging, electrifying composition which can be described as vigorous Gospel music with a swing! Another outstanding, foot-stomping 2 beat, hand-clapping, exciting Gospel praise evangelical ballad that the Williams Sisters do so well! Makes a great, audience participation song, easy to clap to, easy to remember chorus, strong clear message sung with enthusiasm, skill, all which is supported by a swinging band, lively piano, strong horns, cooking guitars, all held together by a great drummer, who also shines in a solo in the musical interlude in VAMP 2. The VAMP 2 takes off, even faster, double time in a flurry, with energy and drive which electrifies the listener to the end!

Related Scriptures: (1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:1-2, Matt. 11:28-30, Hebrews 7:25 & 6:10-12)

Lyrics: Spoken Introduction: "When the burden gets a little heavy, when the road gets a little rough sometimes, I just want to like you know tonight that Jesus will pick you up... if he has to .. reach....way down!"

Chorus: If He has to reach way down, Jesus will pick you up. If He has to reach way down, Jesus will pick you up. If He has to reach way down, Jesus will pick you up. If He has to reach way down, Jesus will pick you up. Jesus will pick you up if He has to reach way down. 2x

If you go out and party, all night long, singing in the Choir like you've done nothing wrong. If you can't sing the way you used to because you're doing the same thing sinners do. Chorus

If your hairdo and your fancy clothes won't let you say Amen! Of your diamond rings and your designer shoes won't let you pat your feet and clap your hands, if you can't praise him the way you use to. Because you're doing those same old things that Sinners do. Chorus

Bridge 1: Way down, If He has to reach down,Way down, To touch your soul, Way down, To touch your heart, Way down, To touch your mind, way down.

(Tempo picks up)

{{VAMP:}} 1: Jesus will pick you up! Can't not everyone do it, Jesus will pick you up! My Jesus Can! Jesus will pick you up! He can be a heart fixer! Jesus will pick you up! He can be a moderator! Jesus will pick you up! Yes He Will! Jesus will pick you up! I know He will ! Talk about a lawyer in Jesus! Jesus will pick you up! Talk about a friend in Jesus! Jesus will pick you up! Talk about a doctor in Jesus! Jesus will pick you up! Anybody, Anybody, Anybody Jesus will pick you up! Anybody Know Jesus? Jesus will pick you up!

Bridge2: Jesus will pick you up if He has to reach way down!

{{VAMP 2:}} (Double time - Song is fast and intense to the end!) Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! King of Kings! Jesus! Lord of Lords! Jesus! Anybody Know? Jesus! Anybody want? Jesus! What's his name? Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! God bless ya!

(Band goes full throttle into an exciting interlude-- another WOW moment!)

(Wildly joyous!) Jesus! What's his name? Jesus! What's his name? Jesus!What's his name? Jesus! Healing in the name of Jesus, Jesus! Jesus love ya! Jesus! Jesus love ya! Jesus! Jesus love ya! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!Yeah! Yeah! Jesus!

Reviewed by Julie Carr - ChristianMusic.com

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