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Russ Pruitt
Member Since: 5/17/2007

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Genres: Christian

Instruments: Percussion/Drums, Other

Influences: The Beatles; Motown Artists and writers; Stax and Atlantic writers and Artists; Jimmy Webb; John Darin Rowsey; Hank Williams; Hank Cochran; Harlan Howard; Kris Kristoferson; Willie Nelson; King David; Merle Haggard; Glen Miller; Benny Goodman; Duke Ellington; Mozart; Beethoven; Bach; The Beach Boys; James Taylor; Vivaldi; Watts; Wesley; The Gaithers; Flatt and Scruggs; Ralph Stanley; The Eagles; Rick Ferrell

 

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  1. 1. FOREVER BLESSED
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    FOREVER BLESSED

                                                         
                                                            

    Forever Blessed Vs 1 If the mountains fall in the sea I won’t fear, I know my God’s protecting me If the stars ever cease to shine In the darkness, His Spirit will be my light Through eternity, I will always be… Chorus Forever blessed. Forever kept. Forever sheltered Here in His arms, I can’t be harmed Nothing could be better, Than knowing I’m His forever I’m forever blessed Vs 2 All around me is sinking sand But His Word is the Rock upon which I stand Earthly kingdoms may pass away But the treasures of heaven will never fade Oh what peace of mind, just to know that I’m… Repeat Chorus Bridge In every trial that life may bring Jesus my Savior will help me sing… Repeat Chorus Repeat Chorus Tag By: Russ Pruitt; © 2014 R. Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-947-9033
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  2. 2. COMIN' HOME
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    Plays: 22
    Awards Best of SongU.com Award


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    COMIN' HOME

                                                         
                                                            

    Comin’ Home Vs 1 He’d been wonderin’ for a long time, if the Lord would take him back Since his dreams of greener pastures had all faded into black But a light in a window --- just round the bend Began to shine to help him find his way back home again Pre-Chorus 1 Life had built him up to let him down But when he saw that open door his tremblin’ voice cried out Chorus I’m so tired, ashamed ‘n all alone Not proud of what I’ve done; but I’ve reaped just what I’ve sown Layin’ down my heavy load; gettin’ off this broken road -- today Lord --- I’m comin’ home Vs 2 Heaven knows where he’d wandered; from freedom to regret But the pain he’d been feelin’ brought him where the Lord and him first met When that choir started singin’ -- “Just As I Am.” It took his mind to better times, and the peace he’d once had Pre-Chorus 2 Stepped out into that aisle and bowed his head Hadn’t prayed in years; through bitter tears he said: Repeat Chorus Bridge Maybe like him you’ve been thinking, it’s no use, it’s just too late But look ahead on the road, where your Father waits Repeat Chorus/Tag By: Russell Pruitt ; © 2014 Russell Pruitt (ASCAP); 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  3. 3. THAT OLD TIME PRAYER MEETING
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    Plays: 25
    Awards Received Interest


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    THAT OLD TIME PRAYER MEETING

                                                         
                                                            

    That Old Time Prayer Meeting Vs 1 We had to clap our hands when we heard that band, and that piano-man started to play Upon those black and whites and it was pure delight, as the call rang out: “It’s time to pray.” Then that choir began to sing “Sweet Beulah Land.” With one voice we were all praising the Lord. We lifted up our hands -- sang “Holy is the Lamb” It felt like God had come through the door Chorus At that old time prayer meeting, we got down to business, doin’ business down on our knees My Lord, what a feeling; we were singing, shouting, testifying, and God was pleased At that old time prayer meeting Vs 2 Not every soul was clean, but God intervened, and holy angels were camped all around Then like a rushing wind, the Holy Ghost came in, and filled the house, O what a happy sound! Then we heard a cry go up: “Forgive my sin.” And another said, “Oh Lord, help me now.” So we looked deep within, repenting once again We knew that we were on holy ground Chorus Bridge When the clock stood at six -- we’d figured out the devil’s tricks (lift) When the chimes rang out eight – no one said, “It’s getting late” (lift) When the hands reached eleven --- we were lifted up to heaven (lift) Repeat Chorus Tag By Russ Pruitt & Greg Tingler; © 2008 Pruitt/Tingler; 2225 High Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-353-0505 (H); 464-7940 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com; www.songu.com/members/russpruitt
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  4. 4. THE GREATEST GIFT
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    THE GREATEST GIFT

                                                         
                                                            

    THE GREATEST GIFT Vs. 1 They didn’t have much, but they had each other at that first Christmas-time A carpenter and a soon-to-be mother had both received a sign That she would bear a holy child, sent down from heaven to the earth A star so bright on that silent night, told the glory of His birth Chorus How marvelous God’s perfect plan, that He would come to live with man forever A manger was His throne, a stable His first earthly home But the child became a king, then He became our offering And that’s the greatest gift this world has ever known Vs 2 The story’s re-told each holiday season since that first holy night The carols and hymns all tell us the reason in melody and rhyme Of peace on earth, good will to men, as the choirs all sweetly sing The wonder of the joy and love each Christmas time would bring Repeat Chorus Tag That baby in the hay still blesses all mankind today The greatest gift this world has ever known By: Russ Pruitt & John D. Rowsey © 2016 Pruitt/Rowsey
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  5. 5. LET'S KEEP CHRIST IN OUR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR
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    LET'S KEEP CHRIST IN OUR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR

                                                         
                                                            

    Let’s Keep Christ in Our Christmas (This Year) Intro Jingle Bells is always fine. Sing Rudolph’s story line by line But let’s all remember the reason for Christmas time Vs 1 After the shopping, and wrapping is done As bells are ringing ---- and stockings are hung While the children are dreaming ---- of Santa’s reindeer Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas this year Chorus The night of His birth, angels filled the sky Shepherds quaked at the sight His story is told in each song that we hear Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas this year Vs 2 Won’t you consider on this Christmas Eve That He’s the reason ---- we give and receive In the hustle and bustle ---- of holiday cheer Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas this year 2nd Chorus Sing: Joy to the World; He’s the reason why Sing: Peace on earth, and mercy mild His story is told in each song that we hear Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas this year End December’s the time to remember -- He is near Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas, year after year Let’s keep Christ in our Christmas this year. This year … By: Russ Pruitt & Ronald Pruitt; © Touch of Heaven Music, Tuttle, OK; 405-306-2700
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  6. 6. HIS FATHER'S NAME
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    Plays: 13
    Awards Best of SongU.com Award


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    HIS FATHER'S NAME

                                                         
                                                            

    His Father’s Name Vs 1 An angel came to Mary, and Joseph met him too He told them that the promise would soon be coming true That God would surely give them a holy child to raise They’d called Him Jesus: born of God and full of grace Chorus He has His Father’s Name – the Name that saves us from our sins Prince of Peace; mighty God, He is the way Each year at Christmas, we’re reminded once again The Son of God came down to us, and He has His Father’s Name Vs 2 The world was bound in darkness, when angels were sent down To visit humble shepherds, nearby the little town Peace on the earth and good will; God’s messengers proclaimed They found the baby, in a manger where He laid Repeat Chorus Bridge For God so loved the world, is why He came Jehovah, our salvation is His name Repeat Chorus (last two lines) Tag Jesus has His Father’s Name By: Russ Pruitt & Ron Pruitt © 2013; (ASCAP); 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  7. 7. SHOUT THE GLORY DOWN
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    SHOUT THE GLORY DOWN

                                                         
                                                            

    Shout the Glory Down Vs 1 The call to prayer was given in that little country church The saints put holy armor on and looked to Jesus first The devil tried to stop their praise, but they would not be bound As the blessed saints began, to shout the glory down Chorus Praise and hallelujah, glory, glory to the Lamb Magnify His holy name -- He is the great I AM Blessed be the Son of God -- crown Him with many crowns Praise and hallelujah -- let's shout the glory down Vs 2 The brothers and the sisters were all swimming in God's love They took their eyes off things of earth and looked to God above As the preacher brought the Word, angels gathered round, To watch the saints of God, begin to shout the glory down Repeat Chorus Vs 3 There were many saved from sin to walk the narrow way Clouds of doubt were lifted in the light of God's new day Some began to testify: "Once lost but now I'm found." It happened when the saints began to shout the glory down Bridge We're marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion; we're marching upward to Zion To shout the glory down (lift) Repeat Chorus Tag By: Russ Pruitt: 2225 High Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-353-0505; 740-464-7940 (cell) © 2008 Russ Pruitt; 2225 High Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-7940
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  8. 8. GLORY LAND
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    Plays: 36
    Awards Best of SongU.com Award Received Interest Rising Star Award


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    GLORY LAND

                                                         
                                                            

    Glory Land Vs 1 I’ve lived a life of restless wandering, and I’ve always charted my own course Never caring, never giving, things just went from bad to worse Then I heard about King Jesus, and that He'd brought salvation's plan And if I trusted Him believing, He'd send His Angels when I die, and we'd fly To that glory land Chorus Glory land; that land so fair Father, Son and Holy Ghost are waiting for me there Saints and Angels singing, glory bells ringing Someday by grace I'll take my stand, in that glory land Vs 2 My sin was gone when I surrendered, and I learned to lean upon the Lord I became His willing worker, now we walk in one accord I’ve learned to pray and claim His promise; I try to do the best I can When tears fall down He sends His Angels, to take my spirit for a ride, up on high To that glory land Vs 3 Many years I’ve served the Savior, and He’s blessed me with a family By His will and His good pleasure, some day I’ll face eternity Doctor will say that I am dying; and I’ll hold my loved one’s hands Then I’ll sense a holy presence: Angels of God all standing by, for my flight To that glory land Chorus Repeat Chorus Tag By: Russ Pruitt; © 2007: Russ Pruitt; 2225 High Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-353-0505 (H); 740-464-7940 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  9. 9. JESUS STOOD STILL
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    Plays: 12
    Awards Best of SongU.com Award


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    JESUS STOOD STILL

                                                         
                                                            

    JESUS STOOD STILL Vs 1 Jesus walked along, down that dusty road, as He went out to Jericho ''Round the Lord, the crowd swirled like a tempest-tossed, ahead lay suffering and the cross Bartimaeus sat by the road that day -- he was blind when Jesus passed his way Then he cried, "Son of David, please have mercy on me." Chorus Then Jesus stood still. Jesus stood still The King who came to earth a sacrifice for sin Stopped where he was and cared for him God wants to remind us: His love was revealed, when Jesus stood still Vs 2 Just like Bartimaeus I was in the dark, nothing to guide me but my heart I followed as it led me down a broken road, ‘till there was no place left to go One day the world became too much for me, that’s when I fell down on my knees And I said, “Holy Spirit, please do for me what you did” Repeat Chorus (change “Then” to “When” at the beginning) End The moment I surrendered to the Father’s will, Jesus stood still By: Russ Pruitt & Dewey Howard; ©2010 Pruitt/Howard; 1047 Kinneys Lane., Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com; hrdeuey@juno.com
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  10. 10. A PATH I'VE NEVER WALKED BEFORE
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    A PATH I'VE NEVER WALKED BEFORE

                                                         
                                                            

    A Path I’ve Never Walked Before Vs 1 A path I’ve never walked before is just ahead And I’ll admit that I’m not sure of where I’m being led But if I stumble or fall my Lord will hear me when I call He knows what’s in store on a path I’ve never walked before Chorus Bright hopes, new dreams, and treasures that won’t fade Angels are guiding me to new horizons everyday Through on open door to a path I’ve never walked before Vs 2 In valleys or where mountains rise I’ll walk faith And if I face the raging tide He’ll build a bridge of grace At every bend in the road His love will lighten my load He knows what’s in store on a path I’ve never walked before Chorus Bridge He’ll give living water to wash me and keep my soul clean Each move that I make, and step that I take, His Word is a lamp for my feet Chorus (last 2 lines) Tag By: Russ Pruitt & Carolyn Pruitt; © 2010 Pruitt/Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-0933; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  11. 11. HIS LOVE WILL NEVER FAIL
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    HIS LOVE WILL NEVER FAIL

                                                         
                                                            

    His Love Will Never Fail Vs 1 When I’m down, or when I’m up, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail When times are good, or when times are rough, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail When walking the fire, or through the pouring rain, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail In the darkness of the night, just before the break of day, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail Chorus Best friend I ever had. He makes my heart feel glad. Down in the lion’s den, I know He will defend. When there are enemies, He’s there protecting me. I’m standing in His victory For the Lord is God, and His love will never fail. (Repeat) Vs 2 If my friends all turn and walk away, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail When shadows fall all across my way, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail And when I’m afraid, the peace He gives is real, the Lord is God, and His love will never fail And if my body’s sick, in Jesus name I’m healed. The Lord is God, and His love will never fail Repeat Chorus (drop last line) End When other lovers fail, His love will still prevail And I believe -- He’s keeping me For the Lord is God, and His love will never fail (Repeat) By: Russ Pruitt & Don Reeves: 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com; © Pruitt/Reeves; All Rights Reserved
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  12. 12. YOUR MIRACLE
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    YOUR MIRACLE

                                                         
                                                            

    Your Miracle Vs 1 The miracle that you’ve been waiting for Is coming into sight, that gift will soon be yours His Word is true, so claim your blessing now by faith Reach out and take God’s hand -- and rest in His embrace Chorus Just plant your faith deep in His Word – believe and know your prayer is heard And very soon now you will find your victory will come just in time For God is counting every move you make, and every step you take Will bring your miracle; your miracle to you Vs 2 The miracle you need is very near. Don’t think of giving up, and don’t give in to fear All heaven moved, the moment that your heart believed And angels were dispatched, to bring you sweet relief Repeat Chorus Bridge A dark cloud may be over you, but soon the sun will shine through So keep on walking on, singing that sweet redemption song Chorus (last 2 lines) End And when things have been made new Then you will realize, your miracle, Is -- Christ abides in you By: R. Pruitt 2014: R. Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  13. 13. HE WON'T STOP NOW
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    HE WON'T STOP NOW

                                                         
                                                            

    He Won’t Stop Now Vs 1 His nail-scarred hands are holding you. Jesus won’t let you slip through them He’ll stand by your side when you’ve come to your wit’s end When troubles bring you down, you’re never ---- down and out He’s loved you all your life, and He won’t stop now Chorus His presence thrills your heart ---- as you’re spending time together Safely in His arms; You’re His there is no doubt Freed from sin, to worship Him, forever and forever He’s loved you all your life and He won’t stop now Vs 2 When falling down upon your knees, in times when you are grieving Glory fills your soul, as He whispers: “I’m not leaving.” His mercy’s all around, and angels ---- have come down He’s loved you all your life and He won’t stop now Repeat Chorus Bridge Storm clouds may hide sun ---- and darken your days Stars may fall from the sky, but His love will light the way Repeat Chorus Tag By: Russ Pruitt; © 2016 R. Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  14. 14. THE ONLY THING
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    THE ONLY THING

                                                         
                                                            

    The Only Thing Vs 1 Lord I don’t have much to say, I don’t want anything today And by the way, I’m droppin’ all those plans I’ve made Nothin’ ever turns out right, when I’m not walking in Your light Made up my mind to follow You both day and night I’m complete, just sitting at Your feet ---- the only thing I really need is You Chorus Treasures of this world will disappear Youth and beauty ---- fade with the years But You’ll still be here, when this world’s through The only thing I really need is You Vs 2 There’s no place I’d rather be, than prayin’ on my bended knees And thankin’ You for all the good You’ve done in me When my world falls all apart, You’ll come and heal my broken heart If life gets dark, You’ll be my bright and shining star You take me higher than all that I desire ---- The only thing I really need is You Repeat Chorus Bridge You helped me face my fears ---- then dried up all my tears You freed my soul. You made me whole Repeat Chorus Tag The only thing I really need Satisfaction guaranteed. I know, yes, I know The only thing I really need is You By: Russ Pruitt; © 2015 R. Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  15. 15. THE PALMS OF HIS HANDS
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    THE PALMS OF HIS HANDS

                                                         
                                                            

    The Palms of His Hands (Isaiah 49:16) Vs 1 Sometimes I don't pray like I know that I should My thoughts flow like drifting sand But God won't forget me, no He never could Because my name's written in the palms of His hands Chorus Jesus recorded my name long ago He knew me before time began When He calls the roll to assemble His own. He’ll see my name written in the palms --- of His hands Vs 2 So I'd know that He chose me, He wrote me a letter And sent it from sweet Beulah land He said in plain language He'd love me forever And proved it when nails pierced the palms of His hands Chorus End Wherever I go, I'm never alone As long as eternity lasts -- While the unending ages roll past My name will be written in the palms --- of His hands The palms ---- of His hands By Russ Pruitt; © 2015 R. Pruitt, 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033; goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  16. 16. SINCE I BELIEVED
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    SINCE I BELIEVED

                                                         
                                                            

    Since I Believed Vs 1 Not a picture hanging on a wall Nor a sculpture, that’s admired by all No canvas can contain -- no statue can explain How real Jesus is to me ---- since I believed Chorus His living water satisfies my thirst, like no water on this earth He’s worth more to me ---- than this whole world is worth, so I pray But mere words cannot convey, how Jesus thrills my soul today He's everything to me ---- since I believed Vs 2 Though He spoke, and all the worlds were formed And we know that He controls the storm All nature can't compare – no, there's nothing quite so rare As the change He made in me -- since I believed Repeat Chorus Ending Every day’s a new day, since He took my sins away When Jesus set me free ----- He made me His eternally He’s everything to me ---- He means everything to me Yes He’s everything to me. He’s everything to me ---- since I believed By: Russ Pruitt; © 2014 R. Pruitt; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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  17. 17. HEROES END
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    HEROES END

                                                         
                                                            

    Hero’s End Vs 1 They gave all ---- to keep us free Blood sweat and tears for liberty Their watchwords were: “Protect – Defend.” In war and peace ---- these brave were sent Chorus They’re not the kind to brag and boast about their deeds And they have earned the right to live with dignity, Until they go where comrades wait around the bend In the fading mist ---- at hero’s end Vs 2 In desert heat ---- where waters chill Above the clouds, on shell-scared hills Old glory waved for all to see The Stars and Stripes of liberty Bridge Just average Joes and Janes who stood for freedom’s truth From every race – all Red, White and Blue Americans through thick and thin Heroes deserve a hero’s end Repeat Chorus End They’ll all fall in as in those days of old, And answer “here” when their names are called from heaven’s roll Standing --- at ease with hero friends In the fading mist ---- at hero’s end By Russ Pruitt & Ken Taylor; © 2008: Pruitt/Taylor; 1047 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; 740-464-9033 (cell); goodfootp@roadrunner.com
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