LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ŌTHE STANDARDĶ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

INTRO (SERMON)

 

WE HAVE TO USE THE WORD OF GOD AS THE STANDARD TO KNOW WHAT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS

TO KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF TIMES THE BIBLE SAYS JESUS SAID WE

ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE ARE STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS, WEÕRE

SOJOURNING HERE. THE OLD SONG USED TO SAY IÕM JUST PASSING THROUGH, BUT WE

SHOULDNÕT GET COMFORTABLE HERE BECAUSE WEÕRE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THE REST

OF THE WORLD. WE ARE NOT TO LOOK LIKE THE WORLD, TALK LIKE THE WORLD, ACT LIKE THE

WORLD, AND BE LIKE THE WORLD. WE ARE TO COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE.

 

 

VERSE 1 (DEREK, TPS)

 

 

GOT SOMETHING ON MY MIND NOW, ABOUT THE PRESENT DAY AND TIME HOW

 

THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IS EXILED, AND OUR MORAL FABRIC WAS ONCE A TEXTILE

 

AS THE CHURCH AND SAINTS ARE GETTING OLDER, IT APPEARS THE WORLD IS GETTING COLDER

 

SAME TIME THE DEVIL IS GETTING BOLDER, THE ENDING RESULTÕS THE ENEMYÕS WINNING SOLDIERS

 

CANÕT HELP BUT THINK BACK IN THE DAY IN SOCIETY HOW THE CHURCH LEFT ITS IMPRINT

 

NOW TODAY THE STANDARDÕS NOT THE SAME AND COMPARED TO THE WORLD IT AINÕT NO DIFFERENT

 

NOT ONLY THAT BUT I REMEMBER WHEN THE THINGS OF GOD WERE LOOKED ON TO BE REVERED

 

BUT NOW THROUGH TIME IT DOES APPEAR NO RESPECT, EVEN CURSING GODÕS NO LONGER FEARED

 

THE BIBLEÕS NO LONGER THE STANDARD, EVEN CHRISTIANS ARE ACTING ILLMANNERED

 

CANÕT DECIDE TO BE SANCTIFIED SO THEY RATHER LIVE LIKE THE WORLD SAYING IT CANÕT HURT

 

DONÕT GET ME WRONG, IÕVE ENLISTED TO TAKE THE WORD TO THE STREETS FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT

 

BUT DISTORTING THE TASK, DONÕT WANNA RISK IT BY CHANGING THE CHURCH TO THE WORLD, DONÕT GET IT TWISTED

 

THATÕS WHY NO FRUITÕS BEING PRODUCED AS MUCH IN SOME CHURCHES CAUSE IT IS DRY

 

THE REASON FOR THIS, ITÕS BEEN A SWITCH WHERE MANY FEEL THE WORLD IS NOW THE STANDARD TO LIVE BY

 

BUT AS WE APPROACH THE END, WE COMPROMISE TO ENTER IN

 

THE SECULAR WAY OF FITTING IN, THATÕS WHY I KEEP ASKING THE CHURCH REMEMBER WHEN?  THE STANDARD

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

REMEMBER WHEN THE CHURCH WAS THE MODEL, THE EXAMPLE EVERYONE SHOULD FOLLOW

 

DIDNÕT HAVE TO USE TACTICS OR COTTLE MEMBERS TO GO CAUSE SUNDAY WAS AUTO

 

EVEN IF YOU WERE NOT CONNECTED, AND BY CHURCH YOUR LIFE WASNÕT AFFECTED

 

STILL A CERTAIN REGARD WAS EXPECTED, CONCERNING THE CHURCH YOU STILL WOULD RESPECT IT

 

BUT THROUGH TIME THERE LIES A THIN LINE, AND DISHONORÕS ON THE INCLINE

 

EVEN SOME CHURCHES ARE NOT IN LINE, AND GETTING WORSE AS WE APPROACH THE END TIME

 

CAUSE WEÕRE BEHAVING IN THE SAME MANNER, TRYING TO BE LIKE THE WORLD IS THE ANSWER

 

IF YOU DONÕT AGREE WAIVE YOUR BANNER IF YOU WANNA BRING BACK THE STANDARD

 

 

VERSE 2 (MOG)

 

 

THINGS AINÕT HOW THEY USED TO BE, AS A MATTER OF FACT ITÕS CONFUSING ME AND LOSING ME

 

THE CHURCH HAS INFLUENCY THE WAY THAT IT ONCE WAS EXLUSIVELY, YOU SAID PROVE IT TO ME

 

WHAT HAPPENDED TO THE MIRACLES AND WONDERS THAT WAS MOVING TO ME

 

OR THE WAY THEY PRAISE AND WORSHIP, NOW THEY CHOOSE TO BE

 

PRETTY, OVERPOWERED, RELIGIOUS, THAT AINÕT COOL TO ME

 

MONEY OVER THE MOVEMENT, THAT AINÕT FOOLING ME

 

NOW WHO DO YOU BELIEVE OR WHO TO SEE WHICH WAY THE RULES SHOULD BE

 

SEEMS LIKE A LOT LESS SCHOOLING ME

 

WITH THE ALTERIOR MOTIVE TO GET THE MOOLAH G

 

IÕM CLUELESSLY SLIPPING ON A SLICK BACK SLIDE AND MY MOOD COULD BE

 

TAKING ME ON A WRONG RIDE WHERE ITÕS DOOM FOR ME

 

CONSUME FROM THE WAYS OF THIS WORLD, AND THEYÕRE PULLING ME

 

FAR AWAY FROM THE WAY IÕM SUPPOSED TO BE

 

AND IÕM CLOSE TO THE EDGE SITTING ON VERY HIGH HOPEFULLIES

 

PROPHECIES THATÕS BEEN SPOKEN TO ME

 

THUS SAYETH THE LORD WAS FOCUSING ME

 

AND IT AINÕT NO JOKE TO SEE THE WRATH OF GOD

 

FOR THOSE WHO PROVOKE THE KING, YOUÕRE MAD AT GOD

 

HOW ARE YOU GONNA BE MAD AT GOD WHEN YOUÕRE THE ONE WHO LOWERED YOUR STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO GOD

 

YOU DONÕT GO TO CHURCH NO MORE, YOU DONÕT PRAISE GOD NO MORE

 

YOU DONÕT PAY YOUR TITHES SO IT AINÕT NO SURPRISE THAT YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE NO MORE

 

SO GET YOUR MIND RIGHT, CAUSE THE END TIME IS RIGHT NOW

 

YOU AINÕT GOT TIME TO QUIT THE FIGHT NOW

 

CAUSE IT KILLS LIKE CANCER

 

AND THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO TRASNSFORM YOUR STANDARD

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

VERSE 3 (LG WISE)

 

 

I REMEMBER USED TO PRAY ALL NIGHT ON THE COLD FLOOR

 

EVERYBODY WANTED FAITH MORE, WANTED PATIENCE TO ENDURE

 

I REMEMBER WHEN WE ALL USED TO WITNESS, NOWADAYS ITÕS ALL ABOUT THE FITNESS

 

GET RICH, COP A BENZ WITH THE QUICKNESS, LOOKING FOR A CHURCH GIRL WITH THE THICKNESS

 

I REMEMBER IT USED TO BE ABOUT THE SOULS

 

WANTING TO PLEASE THE LORD WAS THE NUMBER 1 GOAL

 

NOBODY REALLY TRING TO GET FAME

 

ALL WE WANTED TO DO WAS LIFT UP HIS NAME

 

YEP, BUT TODAY HAS CHANGED, EVERYBODYÕS CONCERNED WITH THINGS

 

ONE HOUR IN AND OUT OF SERVICE, A MINUTE MORE THEN THE PEOPLE GETTING NERVOUS

 

AND YOU WONDER WHY WE AINÕT GOT POWER, CANÕT YOU PRAY FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR

 

THATÕS WHAT HE SAID TO PETER, WE AINÕT NO DIFFERENT EITHER

 

THATÕS WHY WITH THE PRODIGAL SON, AINÕT GOTTA BE ALONE

 

NO MATTER WHAT YOUÕVE DONE, YOU CAN ALWAYS COME BACK HOME

 

 

BRIDGE (SERMON)

 

WE DO HAVE SOME STANDARDS IN THE WORD OF GOD OF WHAT BELIEVERS IN JESUS SHOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT NON-BELIEVERS IN JESUS SHOULD LOOK LIKE.  WE DO HAVE A STANDARD IN THE WORD OF GOD OF           WHAT BELIEVERS SHOULD ACT LIKE AND WHAT UNBELIEVERS ACT LIKE.

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

OUTRO (SERMON)

 

ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIES THAT THE DEVIL EVER SOLD THE BODY OF CHRIST AS FAR AS IÕM CONCERNED IS THISÉI HAVE TO LOOK LIKE THE WORLD TO WIN THE WORLDÉTHAT IS A LIE.  THATÕS LIKE SAYING TO WIN     SOMEBODY OVER THAT IS AN ADULTRESS YOU HAVE TO COMMIT ADULTRYÉ.THAT IS NOT TRUE.  AND THERE SHOULD BE A GREAT SEPARATION, BUT THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN IN THE LAST 10-20 YEARS OR SO, WHEN   YOU TAKE THE CHURCH AND YOU TAKE THE WORLD AND YOU PUT THEM SIDE BY SIDE, YOU REALLY CANÕT TELL MUCH DIFFERENCE.