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The Lord bless and keep you; May his face shine on you The Lord be gracious to you; Turn to you, give you peace Gather you in His arms Never let you go Keep you safe from harm God be with you Noel Richards/Wayne Drain © Thankyou Music 2009 CCLI No: 5735523
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I see the people down from wall street driving main street in their cars The party going animals in the back rooms and the bars Saying we don’t need religion We don’t need religion I broke my back like a lumberjack I was a shipyard man and a shirker I been a builder building houses and heard A million Mc Donald’s workers Saying we don’t need religion We don’t need religion We don’t need religion But we could use the love of God I’ve got false prophets on my TV, Telling me the country’s doomed But if you send me fifty dollars Mister I’ll be praying for you We don’t need religion We don’t need religion Come all you Preachers and you Pastors, With your robes of many colors If I’m Ibrahim with darker skin Would you love me like your brother we don’t need religion We don’t need religion We don’t need religion But we could use the love of God Now is it Saturday or is it Sunday The fact is I’ve never been sure There’s a Sabbath in there somewhere How come nobody tries Yom Kippur We don’t need religion We don’t need religion And while we’re all so busy fighting Using up God's precious time There’s a million starving homeless saying Buddy can you spare a dime We don’t eat religion We don’t need religion We don’t need religion But we could use the love of God Brian Houston © 2011 Kingsway's Thankyou Music CCLI No: 4505503
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THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON PEOPLE THINK THIS WORLD IS TOO FAR GONE YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW SOME ARE LOOKING TO THE EAST AND PRAYING FOR THE WEST WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR MISTER, IS HOPE I GUESS YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW…YOU KNOW. Pre-chorus: 'COS I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING IN MY HANDS BUT THIS ROAD OF FAITH AND THE MISTAKES I MADE ARE MAKING ME A BETTER MAN Chorus: AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE’LL SERVE THE LORD WELL YOU’ll NEVER HIT GOLD WITH ONE MORE TRY IF YOU GIVE UP DIGGING WHEN YOUR WELL RUNS DRY YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW ANY KIND OF FOOL COULD WALK AWAY IT TAKES A WHOLE LOTTA STRENGTH TO FIGHT ONE MORE DAY YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW SO LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT WHERE I’VE BEEN I’VE BEEN WEARING MY WORRY LIKE A SECOND SKIN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW WELL I FOUND ME SOME TRUTH ALONG THE WAY YOU KNOW I NEVER HAD A SINGLE DEBT MY GOD COULDN’T PAY YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW © 2011 Wayne Drain\Brian Houston, Kingsway’s Thankyou Music CCLI Number:
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below Praise Him on high you heavenly hosts Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost Chorus Holy is, holy is, holy is the Lord Lord of all, over all, holy is the Lord Praise God when lost with far to go Praise Him when winds of suffering blow Unfailing love our God bestows And welcomes prodigals back home As all creation longs and waits For sons of God revealed in praise Now with one voice your anthems raise He is the Lord, Ancient Of Days Brian Houston © Kingsway's Thankyou Music 2011 CCLI No:
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By Your Side 04:12
By Your side I would stay In Your arms I would lay. Jesus, lover of my soul, Nothing from You I withhold. Lord I love You and adore You. What more can I say? You cause my love to grow stronger, With every passing day. Noel & Tricia Richards © 1989 Thankyou Music CCLI No: 647747
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Draw me to your sacred place Where I see you face to face I'll be lost in your warm embrace And be loved and be loved by you Chorus I wanna hear Your voice When You call my name I wanna hear Your voice 'Cos i'm not ashamed I wanna run like a child Into the arms of grace I am loved I am loved by you In Your presence I will hide Where my soul is satisfied Every good thing You provide I am loved I am loved by You refrain: Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah I am loved I am loved by You. Noel & Tricia Richards, Wayne Drain, Brian Houston © Thankyou Music 2011
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GOD MY HELP IN AGES PAST LOVER OF MY SOUL YOU ARE WITH ME EVERYDAY MY HOPE FOR YEARS TO COME. BE STILL MY SOUL THE LORD IS GOD HE IS ALWAYS NEAR IN TIMES OF TROUBLE BE STILL MY SOUL THE LORD IS GOD MY EVER PRESENT HELP IN TIMES OF TROUBLE. WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE SURROUND THOUGH MY STRENGTH MAY FADE WHEN THE DARKNESS RUSHES IN I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. © 2011 Wayne Drain, Noel & Tricia Richards, Brian Houston, Kingsway’s ThankYou Music
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You Are 03:00
Lord you're my foundation My heart's preoccupation You're always on my mind Lord of every nation Moving through creation In every space and time Night and day you lead me You're always by my side Chorus You are my light in the darkness You are my strength in my weakness You are my help when I'm helpless Yes you are Lord your grace pursues me Your mercy still renews me It happens every day Your Spirit's always near me My strength when I am weary You never walk away Night and day you lead me I will be satisfied Noel Richards, Tricia Richards, Brian Houston, Wayne Drain © Thankyou Music 2011
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Dedicated to the memory of Sonny Drain – 1933-2010 (Hebrews 12:1-3) ALL THE SAINTS ABIDING WITH US PRAY FOR US FROM JESUS' SIDE URGING PILGRIMS TO CONTINUE ONWARD IN THE WILL OF CHRIST CHORUS: ALL THE SAINTS GONE ON BEFORE US ANGEL ARMIES ROUND US STAND VOICES RAISED IN HEAVEN’S CHORUS HOLY, HOLY IS THE LAMB. FOR THE PRIZE OUR SWEET ASSURANCE WE BY FAITH LAY DOWN OUR LIVES CROSS OF CHRIST INSPIRE ENDURANCE TEACH US JOY THROUGH SACRIFICE IN THE CLOUDS ONE DAY WE’LL GREET YOU DEATH WILL EVER LOSE IT'S STING WITH THE SAINTS WE’LL RISE TO MEET YOU HEAVEN’S CHAMPION, GLORIOUS KING WHO SITS ON GOD’S RIGHT HAND HOLY IS THE KING OF KINGS, THE LORD OF LORDS WHO SITS ON GOD’S RIGHT HAND HOLY IS THE LAMB OF GOD, THE LORD OF LORDS WHO SITS ON GOD’S RIGHT HAND HOLY IS EMMANUEL, THE LORD OF LORDS WHO SITS ON GOD’S RIGHT HAND ©, 2011, Wayne Drain\Noel Richards\Brian Houston Kingsway's Thankyou Music
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Breath of love abide in me Make my heart no more to seethe And wrapped in mercy’s liberty I’ll run my race until complete Chorus All for Jesus all for Jesus All I am and have I bring All for Jesus all for Jesus All for him the Servant King Breath of life renew my bones Help me stand in Christ alone On far off shores or safe at home May Jesus' pleasure be my own Breath of power heal me now Though I know not why or how And may your spirit mop my brow And keep my hands upon the plow Brian Houston © Kingsway's Thankyou Music 2011

about

Our lives are a statement to the world we inhabit and the people we encounter on the journey. The ups the downs and the parts in between, become signposts to our Creator.

The New Testament phrase “Emmanuel God is with us” is so true. Roaming the land in search of His Spirit; we are at the same time wrapped in His arms and guided by that same Spirit we seek. A paradox worthy of meditation indeed.

When we met “by chance” in London, England, ten years ago, no one thought that there would any mileage in us working together. It was such an unlikely pairing of two generations, three countries and three cultures. We played together and something changed. It changed in the room we were in and it changed us too. God uses us in ways we cannot explain and we are truly worth more than the sum of our parts.

The journey we have been on since we first played together in 2001, has brought maturity, freshness, new vision and new dreams. Pain, heartache and loss have mingled with birth, the joy of fresh starts and healings.

We are grateful to be in this relationship. Respect and esteem have grown
amongst us and we appreciate each other’s diversity more now than ever.

How good and pleasant it is when the brothers dwell together in unity!

After listening to many friends encouraging a second Hudson’s album, we
decided to get together to see if the spark was still there. As we toured Ireland in early 2011, we agreed it was time to record again.

We’re happy with these songs that reflect the ebb and flow of our lives over this past decade and our deep rooted faith in God.

May they touch your soul, ease your pain and restore your faith.

We want to dedicate this album to our wives: June, Pauline and Tricia who
continue to inspire us each day. And to our kids and grand kids who give us hope for the future.

May the Lord bless and keep you.

credits

released December 3, 2020

Credits:
Lead vocals and individual harmonies: Wayne Drain, Noel Richards, Brian
Houston
Choral vocals: Brian Houston
Drums and Percussion – Matty Weir
Bass: Craig Skene (except “We don't need religion” and “Breath of Love”)
Bass: Brian Houston on “We don't need religion”
Acoustic guitars: Brian Houston
Electric guitars: Brian Houston
Our Monica: Brian Houston
Piano & Synths: Craig Skene

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Brian Houston

Additional Engineering and Mixing Mike Houston

Quality Control: Les "The Silver Fox" Moir

Recorded and Mixed at Mission Control Studio, Belfast, Ireland
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
Cover design: Mark Prentice

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Noel Richards Palma, Spain

Since the late 1970s, Noel & his wife Tricia have been involved in the worldwide contemporary Christian worship movement, writing many modern hymns. Perhaps their best known is "All Heaven Declares".
Noel has performed in 40 countries and played in every kind of venue - street corners, bars, concert halls, churches, cathedrals and stadiums.

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