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No Doubt - 1995

Track List

  1. Enter In
  2. Think Twice - Audio
  3. Heart of a Hero
  4. More Than a Thousand Words
  5. No Doubt - Audio
  6. Right Place - Audio
  7. Two Are Better Than One
  8. Sincerely Yours
  9. Think on These Things
  10. For All Your Worth
  11. We Hold Our Hearts Out to You

Album Synopsis

Petra makes big changes, as longtime keyboardist John Lawry is replaced and founder/songwriter/guitarist Bob Hartman stops touring. The addition of Jim Cooper and David Lichens infuses youth, and Petra tries to become more "alternative", which was popular at the time. While there were a couple stand-out songs on the album, the results were mixed. One problem was the drums, which were mixed very low. Loud drums are an essential part of the "Petra sound."

Lyrics

Enter In
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Hebrews 10:19,20

Once a year for sacrifice just one priest could pay the price
And step inside the inner veil to make the people free
Temple stood the same for years till the Nazarene appears
Things will never be the same since 33 A.D.
When He spoke and bowed Hid head
He who saved the world was dead
Then the earth began to shake
Heaven's wall began to break
Opening the Holy Place
The temple veil is torn in two
The way is clear for me and you

(Chorus)
We can enter in, enter in
Into Heaven's Holy place
We can enter in, enter in
Boldly by His blood we can approach His throne of grace
We can enter in a new and living Way
By our faith He will receive us when we pray

Now without a second look we forget what all it took
To be seen as innocent by His Holy eyes
Never thinking foolishly there is something He won't see
For our lack of righteousness there is no disguise
He won't look the other Way
Someone's life will have to pay
Once for all it has been done
Taken out upon His Son
He remembers it no more
Now for us He is the Door
Opened up forevermore

We can enter in, enter in
We can enter in His gates with thankfulness and praise
Into the once forbidden Holy place
We can live in goodness and in mercy all our days
We can enter in a new and living Way
By our faith He will receive us when we pray
We don't have to be afraid to seek His face
We can enter in

Think Twice
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on 2 Timothy 2:22

You can think of times when you had the right chance
You could make a choice when nobody could see
You could think of ways of defending your deeds
Justify the way that you wanted to be

Wait just a minute
Wait just a minute

(Chorus)
Hey, did you ever think twice
Something inside says stay away
Hey, did you ever think twice
When there's still time you can go the other way
Hey, did you ever think twice

You can think of things that you wanted to try
You can think of things that you wish you could see
You could go a way that would seem to right
Thinking of a place that you wish you could be

Wait just a minute
Wait just a minute

Face to face with sin
You better think again, you better think again
Take another look for a second time
And give a second thought to where you draw the line

Wait just a minute
Wait just a minute

Heart of a Hero
Words by Brian Wooten
Based on Psalm 31:24

The fearless giant faced a brave young shepherd boy
He said, "Your God is dead and your nation soon destroyed"
But the son of Jesse proved what God can do in the heart of a hero

Three men refused to bow to the idol made of gold
They knew they could burn for not doing what they're told
They'd rather face the fire than to kneel to a god made by hands

(Chorus)
It takes the heart of a hero
To stand for what's right
It takes the heart of a hero
To lay down your life

There are idols to be worshipped and giants in the land
They'll drag you down, attack your faith and slay you if they can
So let your heart be filled with the courage and strength of the Lord

Have the faith of a child
And the power of God
And when you call on His name
He will give you the heart of a hero

Will you stand for what's right?
Would you lay down your life?
Do you have heart?

More Than a Thousand Words
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Romans 8:26

I saw Your picture hanging on the wall
Just an artist rendering that was all
The way You looked down in Your agony
Jogged my memory
And helped me to see
If a picture's worth a thousand words
Then it won't help me at all
Only words are never gonna say
What I feel for You today

(Chorus)
More than a thousand words won't say
More than my life will not repay
More than a thousand things I do
Won't make it up to You

I stopped a moment sitting all alone
Without a waiting call on the phone
Looked like a picture from a magazine
More serenity than I've ever seen
And if words cannot describe this day
Or the beauty of this scene
Tell me, how can I expect the words I say
To reflect the things I mean

More than a thousand words won't tell
How You forgave me when I fell
More than a thousand words won't do
To say I love You

Simple words will never quite express
My gratitude to You
Until I cross the barrier
Mortal words will have to do

No Doubt
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on James 1:6

There are times when you feel like you can't go on
There are times when you feel like giving in
And there are times when you feel like you can't try anymore
There are times of trouble in believing
This test of your faith will last
As long as it takes to pass
Till you have no more doubt you'll endure
And your faith will emerge true and pure

(Chorus)
No doubt it'll be alright
With God it'll work together for good
No doubt in the end it will be understood
No doubt it'll all work out
With faith He can move any mountain for us
No doubt in the power of Jesus
And after all is done we find out
All we really need to have is no doubt

There's a time to take a reckless leap of faith
There's a time to be cautious and to wait
And there's a way of learning from the past
That this time of trouble won't last
And sometimes we want to think we know
The ways He will choose to make us grow
But it's never the way of our choosing
And we can't always see what He's using


There will be winters in the seasons of our soul
With a cold and bitter wind that chills our lives
But our faith can be building a fire
That will warm us till springtime arrives

Right Place
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on 1 Peter 4:12,13

Got no place to run, gotta look up to see the bottom
No visible support - no one there you can lean on
You're all on your own - you know it's sink or swim
There is no doubt about it, you have to look to Him

When you think you've had enough
No more you can do
When you feel like giving up
Deadline is in view
When your time is almost gone
You haven't got a clue
Now's the time to turn your face

(Chorus)
You're in the right place - trusting only Him
You're in the right place - kick back and just depend
You're in the right place - to see what He can do
You're in the right place - He will come through

When you're sinking fast - takin' water in your boat
No one to bail you out - you think it's all she wrote
The odds are against you - your chances slim to none
A hopeless situation - you got no place to run

No one has a rescue plan
Waiting in the wings
Now's the time to call His name
He can do all things
When your self-reliance fails
You still have a prayer
You will have to trust His grace

When you abide, He will provide
Never shorthanded
When you will pray, He'll make a way
He won't leave you stranded

Two Are Better Than One
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Ecclesiastes 4:9,10

You can call me up in the night
I will pray till you win the fight
We're more than friends
We walk together
Through any weather
We sharpen each other

(Chorus)
I'll be there when you call
Lift you up when you fall
Two are better than one
You will pray when I'm weak
Help me back on my feet
Two are better than one
Two are better than one

When I start to cross the line
You just seem to read my mind
And then you bust me
Then turn around and trust me
Come to the rescue
I'll do the same for you

I don't want to go solo
It's always better with two
I just want someone to lift me up
To pray and help me get through

Sincerely Yours
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Romans 12:9

I've lived in my own way
And found that there's a price to pay
And I felt the emptiness
Without Your tenderness
Now before You I confess

(Chorus)
Here is all I have to give
I offer up this life I live
I am sincerely Yours
Now in all sincerity
I give You all of me (Jesus)
I am sincerely Yours

This prodigal is standing here
Now with all my senses clear
For all You gave to me
I spent it foolishly
You've been waiting patiently

Now I feel the weight on me is lifting
You've washed away the past
And now there is a new day dawning
As long as I keep holding
As long as I keep holding fast

I am Sincerely Yours
Sincerely Yours

Think On These Things
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Philippians 4:8

In solitary time the thoughts run through my mind
Some from the very throne some origins unknown
I know there's a danger waiting
Thoughts held in captivity
The vain imaginations that long to be set free
I hold the key
With thoughts of purity

(Chorus)
Whatever things are pure and true,
(I want to)
Think on these things
Whatever things are filled with virtue
Think on these things
When my mind begins to stray
I want to think the other way
Think on these things
Think on these things

Into the conscious flow the tributaries go
The source from which they start
Abundance of the heart
My mind has a mind of its own
choosing negativity
Only the thoughts of virtue
Withhold the raging sea
I turn the tide
By choosing to abide

Whatever things are honest
Whatever things are just
Whatever things are lovely
I will put my trust
In the things that never cease
To keep my heart in perfect peace

For All Your Worth
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Matthew 10:31

Hold on to life for all you're worth
You know He died for all you're worth
He loves you
You have the greatest value
He gave His life for all
For all you're worth

By this time you know the story
There's nothing there you haven't heard
You can cross the line of knowing
And your heart believing His Word
Do you think He brought you this far
Just to leave you wondering where and who you are
Just think back to where it began
Jesus called you name and then you just took His hand

Even gold still needs refining
Burning off impurities
Even diamonds grow in value
When they're cut so carefully
There's no life beyond His repair
You will find Him waiting just beyond a prayer
He invested all that He had
Don't you think it hurts Him inside to see you sad

He has His eye on you
You have the greatest value
He gave His life for all
For all you're worth
For all you're worth

We Hold Our Hearts Out To You
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Philippians 2:2

Here we are gathered once again under Your Name
Thinking of the ways we all have caused You shame
But we can find consolation in the things that You said
We are all bound in our hearts by a common thread
We look to You who made us one
To give us strength and bring our hearts back to where we've begun

(Chorus)
So together we hold all our hearts out to You
And we all can believe You know just what to do
Heal and forgive us, make us all just like new
Jesus, we hold our hearts out to You
Jesus, we hold our hearts out to You

Sometimes we forget what it is that brings us here
Sometimes we forget what it means to be sincere
And there are times we are bothered when we don't seem to feel
Then we all focus on the One who makes things real
We look around and we feel strong
We feel Your presence then we know that this is where we belong

And when we hold out all our lost and shattered dreams
You will be binding every heart with broken seams
With a warm and loving hand
You understand