More Like You

by Jerry Paladino

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This album contains some of my favorite songs, which I sing in my travels and public appearances, and which encompass some of the simplest but most important messages I feel compelled to proclaim before audiences. It is a joy to share them with you now, as much as it has been an honor to have known and worked with most of the gifted composers of these treasures in my brief lifetime.

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released July 11, 2016

Music and Lyrics:

Ain’t It Good to Know – Kirk Allen
Gotta Keep Moving – M. Fogarty, J. Spencer, Topaz Firé
I Met God in the Morning – lyrics by Ralph Cushing
My Strength Made Perfect – Cathy Gehr
Prodigal Son – J. Spencer
Christ Alone - Jerry Paladino
I Can’t Even Walk – Colbert and Joyce Croft
Whither Shall I Go – Ruth Gordon (adaptation of Psalm 139)
All You Want Me to Be (duet with Theresa Alexander) - Jerry Paladino
Change the World – Alan Pratt and Thomas Walk
Footprints in the Sand – Michael Creswell
More Like You – Sam Halbert (inspired by a song by Mylon LeFevre)

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Track Name: Ain't It Good to Know
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who loves you?
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who cares? -
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who needs you?
When no one else knows you're there

It's like a cool wind that blows refreshing your soul,
It's like a spring rain that falls, bringing life to all,
And you look around, and that love abounds

Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who loves you?
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who cares? -
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who needs you?
When no one else knows you're there

Through the dark clouds of sorrow,
You see the bright day of tomorrow,
As the clouds begin to clear,
Someone who loves you is near,
To wipe your tears away,
And you hear them say...

Spanish:
Qué lindo es saber que alguien te ama.
Qué lindo es saber que alguien se preocupa por ti.
Qué lindo es saber que alguien te necesita.
Cuando nadie más sabe que estás ahí.

Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who loves you?
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who cares? -
Ain't it good to know you've got somebody who needs you?
When no one else knows you're there
Track Name: Gotta Keep Moving
Every one of God's children, since the beginning of time
Looked for a city that's only seen by faith
They had to live like gypsies, strangers to the world
Wandering without a resting place

Chorus:
They just had to keep moving
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to the Heavenly Home

God told old man Noah, "Sky is gonna get dark…
Better get busy and build yourself an ark"
Father Abraham didn't know where he went
Lived by faith and pitched himself a tent

Chorus:
They just had to keep moving
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to the Heavenly Home

Moses could have been a rich man, but he got the word from God
To lead his people out of Egypt land
The Pharaoh got mighty angry, but Moses didn't fear
Said to his people, "Let's get on outta here!"

Chorus:
They just had to keep moving
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to his Heavenly Home

Chorus:
[And now just like them:]
We’ve just got to keep moving
Got to keep moving on and on [You can’t stop moving]
We just got to keep moving
Till we get to our Heavenly Home [We can’t stop now]
Till we get to our Heavenly Home [Eyes on the prize!]
Till we get to our Heavenly Home
Track Name: I Met God in the Morning
I met God in the morning
When the day was at its best,
And His Presence came like sunrise,
Like a glory in my breast.

Chorus:
All day long his Presence lingered,
All day long He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea..

Other ships were blown and battered,
And other ships were sore distressed,
But the winds that seemed to drive them,
Brought to us a peace and rest.

Chorus:
All day long his Presence lingered,
All day long He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea..

Then I thought of other mornings,
With a keen remorse of mind,
When I, too, had loosed the moorings,
With his presence left behind.

Now I think I know the secret,
Learned from many a troubled way:
You must seek Him in the morning
If you want Him through the day!

Chorus:
All day long his Presence will linger,
All day long He'll stay with you,
And you'll sail in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea..

Chorus:
All day long his Presence lingered,
All day long He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea
O'er a very troubled sea.
Track Name: My Strength Made Perfect
And He said unto me,
‘My grace is sufficient for thee,
For My strength is made perfect, perfect in weakness.’
[repeat]

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities
That the power of Christ may rest upon me.
[repeat]

[repeat all]

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
In persecution, in distresses for Christ’s sake.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
For when I am weak, then am I strong,
For my strength is made perfect, perfect in weakness.
For when I am weak, then am I strong.
Track Name: Prodigal Son
Hasn't everyone,
Been a Prodigal Son
Hasn't everyone,
Been a Prodigal Son

There was a man who had two sons, one wanted to leave
He said he'd take his inheritance, (G)and do as he pleased
The younger son got it (G)all together and journeyed away
To waste his life in riotous living
Playing foolish games

When he had spent all, there came a famine in the land
He began to be in want, with nothing left in his hands
He went to work for a local farmer, feeding the swine
Living on the husks of the world
And no longer drinking wine

[Repeat Chorus]

When he came to himself he said,
I'm going back home
My father's servants have enough to eat
And I'm dying all alone
I'll arise and go to my father, and say unto him
Father I have sinned against heaven, please take me in

[Repeat Chorus]

His father saw him, and rejoiced inside
Called his servants to prepare a feast
Bring out the new wine
Let us sing, let us be merry, he's now safe and sound
My son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found
Let us sing, let us be merry, he's now safe and sound
My son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found

[Repeat Chorus]

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Christ Alone
The world, I thought, belonged to me:
Goods, gold and people, land and sea
Where’ ere I walked beneath God’s sky,
In those days my word was ‘I’…

Years passed, there flashed my pathway near,
The fragment of a vision dear
My former word no more sufficed,
And what I said was ‘I and Christ’

But oh, the more I looked on Him,
His glory grew while mine grew dim
I shrank so small, He towered so high;
All I dared say was ‘Christ and I’

Years more the vision held its place,
And looked me steadily in the face
I speak in now in humbler tone,
And what I say is ‘Christ alone’

CHORUS:
Christ alone, my hope of glory
My daily strength, my nightly prayer
Christ alone, yes only Jesus,
All my weights and sins can bear
Only sweet and loving Jesus
Gives me faith, relief from care
Only Jesus, only Jesus,
Only He, the Christ alone, is always there.

He’s been there right through thick and thin,
I’ve learned I can depend on Him
To be my eyes, the light the way,
To help me face another day

I’ve reached the point I clearly see,
I need His power to work through me
I have no strength to call my own,
So I put my faith in Christ alone.

CHORUS:
Christ alone, my hope of glory
My daily strength, my nightly prayer
Christ alone, yes only Jesus,
All my weights and sins can bear
Only sweet and loving Jesus
Gives me faith, relief from care
Only Jesus, only Jesus,
Only He, the Christ alone, is always there.

Only He deserves the glory,
Only he deserves the praise
Only He can fill my nights and thrill my days.
Track Name: I Can't Even Walk
Well, I thought number one would surely be me.
I thought I could be what I wanted to be.
I thought I could build on life's sinking sand,
But I can't even walk without You holding my hand.

Chorus:
I can't even walk without You holding my hand.
The mountain's too high, and the valley's too wide.
Down on my knees I learned to stand.
Lord, I can't even walk without You holding my hand.

Well, I thought I had done a lot on my own.
I thought I could make it all alone.
I thought of myself as a mighty big man,
But I can't even walk without You holding my hand.

Chorus:
I can't even walk without You holding my hand.
The mountain's too high, and the valley's too wide.
Down on my knees I learned to stand.
Lord, I can't even walk without You holding my hand.
Track Name: Whither Shall I Go
Even though I ride the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the depth of the sea,
You will always be there to love and guide me,
Your strength will always support me.

Whither shall I go from Your Spirit?
Whither shall I flee from Your presence?
I could never be lost to Your Spirit,
I could never go away from God.

Oh, Lord, You’ve examined my heart and my thoughts
Everything is known by You.
You chart the paths ahead and tell me where to rest;
Every moment you know where I am.

Whither shall I go from Your Spirit?
Whither shall I flee from Your presence?
I could never be lost to Your Spirit,
I could never go away from God.
Track Name: All You Want Me to Be
I do want to be all You want me to be,
I do want to grow as You’ve shown me I must;
I want to become all You’re dreaming I’ll be,
So I guess that I’ll just have to trust You.
[repeat]

I know it’s not in me,
And I could never be
A tenth part of all that You’re asking of me;
I’m too full of weakness,
But then again You know
And just call me to follow wherever You go.

[Repeat Chorus]

You’ve opened up a way,
And asked me to obey:
Start in the direction You’re showing today--
Head into the future, You’ll do the big part:
Make me a new creature,
Give me a new heart;

[Solo]

I do want to be all You want me to be,
I do want to grow as You’ve shown me I must;
I want to become all You’re dreaming I’ll be,
So I guess that I’ll just have to trust You.
Yes, I guess that I’ll just have to trust You
And I know that’s it’s best just to trust You.
Track Name: Change the World
You can't change the stormy weather.
You can't change the sands of time.
You can't change the rugged mountain
So it's easier to climb.

But you can change somebody's life
Just by giving them your own.
One by one we'll change the World.
So come on, sing this song.

Chorus:
[You can change yourself]
It might take a little while.
[You can change your friends]
Just by giving them a smile.
[You can change the World]
And we've got so little time
To chase away the darkness
And fill the World with light.

You can't stop the rain from fallin'.
You can't stop the ocean's tide.
You can't stop the sun from shinin'
Even if you try.

But you can stop that empty feeling
Of being all alone.
Just put love in someone's life,
You'll find love is in your own.

Chorus:
[You can change yourself]
It might take a little while.
[You can change your friends]
Just by giving them a smile.
[You can change the World]
And you've got so little time
To chase away the darkness
And fill the World with light.

[We can change the World]
And you've got so little time
To chase away the darkness
And fill the World with light.
Track Name: Footprints in the Sand
I dreamed that I was walking along the sands of time;
It seemed I saw my whole life flash before my eyes.
The One Who walked beside me gently led me by the hand;
Together we walked onwards, left our footprints in the sand.

And looking back, it seemed in times of heartbreak and despair
I only saw a single set of footprints walking there.
When I questioned Him beside me, "Were You really always near?"
The answer that He gave me still echoes in my ear.

Chorus 1
Footprints in the sand, walking side by side,
Walking on forever with Jesus as my guide.
All the time I thought I walked alone, but
His voice so kind and true
Said, "That single line of footprints was when I carried you."

Through every time of disappointment, every time of lonely tears,
There's one thing ever constant, never changing through the years:
There's a love that's so much stronger than our weary mortal frames;
There's a love that sees our weakness and loves us still the same.

And even though the storms may blow across that windswept sand,
And even when our trials may seem so hard to understand,
There's a voice that whispers softly with a promise all sublime,
"I am with you always until the end of time."

Chorus 2
Footprints in the sand, walking side by side,
Walking on forever with Jesus as my guide.
So many times I thought I walked alone,
But His voice so kind and true
Said, "That single line of footprints was when I carried you."

Footprints in the sand, walking side by side,
Walking on forever with Jesus as my guide.
So many times I thought I walked alone,
But His voice so kind and true
Said, "That single line of footprints…
yes, that single line of footprints was when I carried you."
Track Name: More Like You
Take these things that hinder me,
Take my pride and vanity,
Help me understand You,
Teach me how to love You,
And won't You help me to be more

Chorus:
I wanna be more, I wanna be more like You, Lord;
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You

Take my self and hypocrisy,
Let me live in simplicity,
Help me burn my bridges,
And live the Word within me,
Lord, please help me to be more

I wanna be more, I wanna be more like You, Lord;
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You
I wanna be more, I wanna be more like You, Lord;
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You

Take my heartache and emptiness,
Deliver me from all worldliness,
Take the chains that bind me,
Put Your arms around me,
Then please help me to be more

I wanna be more, I wanna be more like You, Lord;
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You
I wanna be more, I wanna be more like You, Lord;
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You