Popular Fellowship

Kirk Franklin – God Like You (mp3 download and lyrics)





Products from Amazon.com


Kirk Franklin – A God Like You (Lyrics)
Everybody wanna be like You they
Want power and praise like You but
See there is no god like our God
There’s no one like You
Who gave their life like You and
Who paid our price like You see
There’s only one God that’s our God
There’s no one like You.
Who can touch like You
Or heal us like You do
We stubble and we stray
Til’ You always get us thru
Who makes all things new
And comes to our rescue
Death, hell, and the grave
They could not conquer
You became just like me
To unlock and set free
This prisoner that was deeply wounded and redeemed
The me I could not see
Everybody wanna be like You they
Want power and praise like but
See there is no god like our God
There’s no one like You
Who gave their life You and
Who paid our price like You see
There’s only one god that’s our God
There’s no one like You.
Some may worship things
But what joy do they bring
They try and hide the stains
But can they set us free
See where would we be
Without Calvary
A King upon a tree
So the whole world can see
You became just like me
To unlock and set free
This prisoner that was deeply wounded and redeemed
The me I could not see
Everybody wanna be like You they
Want power and praise like but
See there is no god like our God
There’s no one like You
Who gave their life You and
Who paid our price like You see
There’s only one god that’s our God
There’s no one like You.
Healer, Father, Savior
Counselor, Friend, Provider
Was is and forever
That’s why I just wanna be where You are
I’ll travel life with You no matter how far
(2x)
Became just like me
To unlock and set free
This prisoner that was deeply wounded and redeemed
The me I could not see
Everybody wanna be like You they
Want power and praise like You but
See there is no god like our God
There’s no one like You
Who gave their life You and
Who paid our price like You see
There’s only one god that’s our God
There’s no one like You.
There’s no one like You,
There’s no one like you,
There’s no god like our God
There’s no one like You.
(8x)

Watch Night Service History



Many of you who live or grew up in Black communities in the United States have probably heard of “Watch Night Services,” the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year’s Eve.

The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year.
Some folks come to church first, before going out to celebrate.
For others, church is the only New Year’s Eve event.
Like many others, I always assumed that Watch Night was a fairly standard Christian religious service — made a bit more Afro centric because that’s what happens when elements of Christianity become linked with the Black Church.
Still, it seemed that predominately White Christian churches did not include Watch Night services on their calendars, but focused instead on Christmas Eve programs. In fact, there were instances where clergy in mainline denominations wondered aloud about the propriety of linking religious services with a secular holiday like New Year’s Eve.

However, there is a reason for the importance of New Year’s Eve services in African American congregations.

The Watch Night Services in Black communities that we celebrate today can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.”
On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. Then, at the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863, and all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free .

When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as people fell to their knees and thanked God. Black folks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year.

It’s been 145 years since that first Freedom’s Eve and many of us were never taught the African American history of Watch Night, but tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate
“how we got over.”

PS- Pass this information on so we can educate more of our Family and Friends about our History!


Benita Washington- Thank You (Video & Lyrics)

THANK YOU

Bonita Washington


Verse 1:
For waking me up and starting me on my way. For letting me see the dawning of a brand new day. I wanna thank you, for all that you’ve done for me. Lord, I wanna thank you, for all that you’ve done for me. For all that you’ve done for me.

Verse 2:
When I was down and out. Didn’t have a dime. You made a way for me. You stepped in right on time. I wanna thank you, for all that you’ve done for me. Lord. I wanna thank you for that you’ve done for me. For all that you’ve done for me. For all that you’ve done for me.

Chorus:
For all that you’ve done for me.
(Repeat 4 times)

Verse 3:
When I was sick, seems like I couldn’t get well. Lord you healed my body Jesus and now I can tell. I wanna thank you Lord, for all that you’ve done for me, I wanna thank, I wanna thank you for all you’ve done, for all that you’ve done for me.

Repeat previous chorus

Vamp:
You came down Lord.
You came to calvary.
I wanna thank for all you’ve done. I thank you for all you’ve done. When I was sick in my body, didn’t know if I was going get well, Lord you healed me and now I can tell. Thank you. (repeat)
You didn’t have to do it but you did and I thank ya, I bless ya, I praise you. (repeat praise you 5 times)
You woke me up this morning, started me on my way. Clothed me in my right mind Jesus and I wanna thank you. You been so good. (Repeat) You stepped in right on time Jesus and I wanna thank ya for all that you’ve done for me. For all you’ve done for me