Desert Rain Project

by The Strangers

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1.
I'm Amazed 04:00
I’M AMAZED Intro: G //// | C //// | G //// | C //// | G //// I’M AMAZED AT THE WAY YOU LOVE ME, C //// I’M AMAZED AT THE WAY YOU BLESS ME; Em7 // D2 // | C2 //// I’M AMAZED AT THE WAY YOU TOUCH MY LIFE I’M AMAZED BY THE POWER OF YOUR WORD, FREEING ME FROM THE BONDAGE OF THIS WORLD, FILLING ME WITH THE JOY OF NEW LIFE CHORUS: | Em7 //// | C //// I’M AMAZED (I’M AMAZED) | G //// | D //// THE GLORY OF THE LORD FILLS THIS LOWLY PLACE | Em7 //// | C //// I’M AMAZED (I’M AMAZED), G/D //// | C/E // D/F# // | THE GLORY OF THE LORD IN THIS PLACE G //// | C //// | I’M SO AMAZED I’M AMAZED THAT WE’RE PART OF THIS BODY; YOU AND I ARE TELLING HIS STORY, BRINGING LIFE AND LOVE TO ALL THE WORLD I’M AMAZED THAT WE’LL LIVE FOREVER, IN THE PLACE WHERE THEY NEVER SAY NEVER; I’M AMAZED I’LL SEE HIM FACE TO FACE ©2000 Shepherd Staff Music Words and Music by Alan Kisaka Scott Wilderman & Tui Letuli
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SHINE YOUR LIGHT SHINE YOUR LIGHT, SHINE, SHINE YOUR LIGHT, IN THE DARKEST NIGHT; SHINE YOUR LIGHT, SHINE, SHINE YOUR LIGHT, IN THE DARKEST NIGHT (REPEAT) SHINE YOUR LIGHT IN THE DARKEST NIGHT, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOUR LIFE; TAKE A STAND FOR THE RISEN MAN; HE GAVE HIS ALL; THAT’S THE LEAST YOU CAN REALIZE, DON’T LISTEN TO THE LIES; DON’T SELL YOUR SOUL, DON’T COMPROMISE! REALIZE, DON’T LISTEN TO THE LIES; DON’T SELL YOUR SOUL, DON’T COMPROMISE SHINE ALL OVER THE WORLD! SHINE ALL OVER THE WORLD! SHINE ALL OVER THE WORLD! SHINE ALL OVER THE WORLD! (REPEAT) SHINE YOUR LIGHT, SHINE! SHINE! SHINE! ©2000 Words and Music by Alan Kisaka, Scott Wilderman and Tui Letuli Shepherd Staff Music BMI
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African Rain 04:50
African Rain | G // | C // | D // HOLY SPIRIT, RAIN DOWN ON ME; [C1] | C // | G // | C // | D // | C / D / LIKE THE AFRICAN RAIN, RAIN DOWN ON ME | G // | C // | D // HOLY SPIRIT, RAIN DOWN ON ME; | C // | G // | C // | D // | C / D / LIKE THE AFRICAN RAIN, RAIN DOWN ON ME I AM THIRSTY, RAIN DOWN ON ME; [C2] LIKE THE AFRICAN RAIN, RAIN DOWN ON ME I AM THIRSTY, RAIN DOWN ON ME; LIKE THE AFRICAN RAIN, RAIN DOWN ON ME VERSE 1: Em // | D // | C // | D // | Em // | Am // | D // | C // | OH LORD, I CRY TO YOU—OUT OF THE DEPTHS, LORD, I CRY Em // | D // | C // | D // | Em // | Am // | D // | C // | OH LORD, HEAR MY VOICE—MY CRY FOR MERCY TO YOU, OH LORD VERSE 2: I WAIT FOR THE LORD; MY SOUL WAITS IN HIS WORD IN YOU I PUT MY HOPE UNTIL THE MORNING COMES, OH LORD I CRY [TO C3] ©2000 Worship of Hope/The Strangers Words and Music by Alan Kisaka, Tui Letuli, and Scott Wilderman
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IT’S YOUR LOVE I LOVE YOU IN THE GOOD TIMES A RAY OF SUN IS SHININ’ DOWN ON ME I LOVE YOU IN THE SAD TIMES WHEN DARKNESS SEEMS TO HIDE YOUR FACE FROM ME I LOVE YOU WHEN I DON’T FEEL YOU CARE I LOVE YOU WHEN I DON’T FEEL YOU’RE THERE CHORUS: IT’S YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE IT’S YOUR LOVE IN ME… IT’S YOUR LOVE, IT’S YOUR LOVE IT’S YOUR LOVE IN ME…. Bridge: Without your love I’m nothing in this world All my hope’s in you… © 2001 Words and Music By Alan Kisaka, Tui Letuli and and Scott Wilderman Shepherd Staff Music BMI
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QUENCH THE THIRSTING SHE STANDS CRYING IN THE DESERT, IN THE WASTELAND OF LOST HOPES, AS SHE REACHES FOR AN ANSWER, A CURE FOR HER SOUL SHE CRIES: MOYO MOYO OMUTUKUVU NKUSABA OMPONYE ENYONTA MU MUTIMA GWANGE MOYO MOYO OMUTUKUVU NKUSABA OMPONYE ENYONTA OMPONYE ENYONTA MU MEME YANGE (English Translation of Chorus) SPIRIT, HOLY SPIRIT, I ASK TO QUENCH THE THIRSTING, THE THIRSTING IN MY SOUL SPIRIT, HOLY SPIRIT, I ASK TO QUENCH THE THIRSTING, THIRSTING THAT IS DEEP DOWN IN MY SOUL IN THE SEA OF HER EMPTINESS, A RIVER STARTS TO FLOW, BRINGING PEACE TO HER RESTLESSNESS, HER SPIRIT STARTS TO GLOW NKOYE NKOYE OKUYAYAGANA LELO LELO MPONYA MPONYA NKOYE NKOYE OKUYAYAGANA LELO LELO MPONYA MPONYA (English translation) I’m tired and tired of striving Today today heal me heal me End Luganda Ad Libs Kansi JJe (Let me come) Katonda Nkusaba (God I ask you) Lelo Kansi JJe (Today Let me come) Mukama Wange (My Lord) © 1996 Words and music by Michael Whitaker & Alan Kisaka Michael Whitaker Music ASCAP/Shepherd Staff Music BMI
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Freedom 03:18
FREEDOM C //// | //// | //// | //// “SET MY PEOPLE FREE”, THE LORD SAID TO PHARAOH C //// | //// | //// | //// “SET MY PEOPLE FREE; LET ‘EM GO” (REPEAT) G //// | //// | Am /// G / | F //// WE CRY FREEDOM, WE CRY FREEDOM G //// | F/G //// | C //// | //// WE CRY FREEDOM, FREEDOM IN THE LORD YOU CAN NOW BE FREE FROM THE JAILHOUSE OF SIN YOU CAN NOW BE FREE TO SERVE THE LORD(2X) YOU CAN RUN THE RACE THAT THE LORD HAS SET FOR YOU YOU CAN RUN THE RACE TO SERVE THE LORD (2X) ©1996 Worship of Hope Words and Music by Alan Kisaka and Scott Wilderman
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I LAY DOWN MY LIFE PURE AND WHITE, SHE’S ARRAYED IN BEAUTY THE BRIDE, THE BRIDE, THE BRIDE, HOLY AND TRUE SHE IS MADE FOR THE BRIDEGROOM THE BRIDE, THE BRIDE, THE BRIDE YOU’RE A TREASURE TO ME, SO PRECIOUS, YOU SEE YOU’RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE, YOU’RE THE SONG THAT I CRY I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, AND I PROMISE TO BE THERE I LOVE YOU TODAY, I LOVE YOU TOMORROW, I LOVE YOU FOREVER HOW CAN I SHOW YOU THIS KIND OF LOVE, A LOVE THAT ENDURES, A LOVE THAT’S SECURE IN THE ARMS OF THE MASTER Vamp out refrain Lay it all down and make it right Lay it all down and fight the fight Lay it all down be a sacrifice Lay it all down for the Holy Life © 1998 Words and Music by Alan Kisaka, Scott Wilderman, Tui Letuli, Scott Kinnes & Patrick Short Shepherd Staff Music BMI
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RAIN UPON YOUR DESERT (The Strangers) I WILL RAIN UPON YOUR DESERT, I WILL CALM YOUR STORMY SEA I WILL BLESS YOU BEYOND MEASURE, IF YOU’LL ONLY TRUST IN ME I WILL TAKE YOU BY THE HAND, AND MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE ARE ALL IN MY COMMAND YOUR WELL’S RUN DRY AND YOUR THIRST IS STRONG; YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE WATER THAT WILL GIVE YOU LIFE ALL OF THE WHILE GOD HAS BEEN CALLING YOU, ALL OF THE WHILE GOD HAS BEEN SHOWING YOU THE WAY ALL OF THE WHILE, ALL OF THE WHILE IT’S BY FAITH THAT WE RECEIVE HE’S THE LIVING WATER, SENT FOR YOU AND ME ALL OF THE WHILE, GOD HAS BEEN CALLING YOU ALL OF THE WHILE, GOD HAS BEEN SHOWING YOU THE WAY ALL OF THE WHILE, ALL OF THE WHILE TRUST IN ME; YOU’VE GOT TO TRUST IN ME
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Rare Earth 03:41
RARE EARTH TAKE A HAND FULL OF CLAY AND A BREATH FROM GOD FILL THEM WITH EMOTION SO THAT THEY CAN KNOW LOVE GIVE THEM REASON SO THEY’LL WONDER WHY AND GIVE THEM JESUS TO GET TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE RARE EARTH WE’RE NOT LIKE NOTHING HE’S EVER MADE BEFORE RARE EARTH WHEN HE MADE US HE BROKE THE MOLD HE GAVE TO ME A HEART OF FLESH’ AND HE TOOK AWAY MY STONE IF YOU HAVEN’T DIED AND ROSE IN HIM IF YOU HAVEN’T LET JESUS TAKE ON ALL YOUR SIN I SUGGEST TO YOU THAT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN BORN AGAIN AND YOUR CLAY POT IS GROWING OLD AND THIN Bridge: If you trust in man he’ll lead you down the path of evolution If you trust in God he’ll lead you to the spiritual solution Chorus: Tag He can do it for you… You’ve got to ask him to © 2002 Words and Music by Scott Wilderman Tui Letuli and Alan Kisaka Shepherd Staff Music BMI
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To A Place 04:02
To a place Luganda Chant: Togende fenna Togende (Let’s go all of us Let’s go) Togende Fenna Togende (Let’s go all of us Let’s go) I know my days are numbered, and one day they’ll be counted and I know just where I’m going x2 To a place, where there’ll be no more dying; to a place, where there’ll be no more tears I can’t wait to see Jesus face to face, where the light comes from His face No eye has ever seen, no mind has comprehended the glory God has waiting there for me X2 © 2002 Words and Music by Scott Wilderman, Alan Kisaka and Tui Letuli Shepherd Staff Music BMI

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Produced and arranged by Phil Naish for Star Saylor Entertainment.

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released January 1, 2004

Recorded and Mixed By Ronnie Brookshire
Additional Engineering by Phil Naish
Keyboards & Bass Phil Naish
Drums Steve Brewster and Paul Leim
Electric Guitars Jerry McPherson
Acoustic and Electric Guitars David Cleveland
Electric Guitar Solos Tui Letuli

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The Strangers Hermosa Beach, California

As iron sharpens iron, the three distinct individuals who comprise The Strangers bring out the best in one another. Together they combine classic soul, contemporary R&B and African elements into a singular and multi-faceted sound.
The band has been together since 1998 as the result of a music jam at a church mens retreat.
Their latest release "Desert Rain Project" was produced by
Phil Naish.
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