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Unseen Power - 1991

Track List

  1. Destiny - Audio
  2. Who's on the Lord's Side
  3. Ready, Willing, and Able
  4. Hand on My Heart
  5. I Need to Hear from You - Audio
  6. Dance - Audio
  7. Secret Weapon
  8. Sight Unseen
  9. Hey World
  10. In the Likeness of You

Album Synopsis

The band went out of its way to try and change its sound for Unseen Power, after doing three CDs in a row with a very similar style. The guitar sounds different here, and there is more synthesizer, I think. A lot of it works, but this album doesn't stand out to me. This CD also begins Petra's steady progression of toning down their sound, moving from a mixture of mostly hard rock songs.

Lyrics

Destiny
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Romans 8:28-30

Time is a gift on loan
Fate is already known

It's your destiny to make it to the end
It's your destiny to go against the trend
Heavenly destiny, destiny

Plans are already laid
Debts are already paid

It's your destiny, your place
Within His will
It's your destiny, you alone can fill
Heavenly destiny

When you gonna see you're meant to be
You're chosen out of history
No one else can take your place
The one and only in the human race
One of a kind
When you gonna see He has a will
For you and only you fulfill your destiny

The steps of a righteous man
Are led by a Master's plan
It's your destiny, don't forsake the call
It's your destiny, a stone within the wall
It's your destiny, no accidental call
It's your destiny, you were meant to be
It's your destiny, only you can see
Heavenly destiny

Who's on the Lord's Side
Words by Timothy Wright
Based on Joshua 24:15

You've been running and running
Running for a long time
Your time is winding up
You better make up your mind
It's getting late in the evening
The sun is going down
You better get right while
He may be found

(Chorus)
I want to know where
Who's on the Lord's side
I want to know where
Who's on the Lord's side
Where do you stand
Come on, come on
I'm on the Lord's side

You got to work, got to work, work while it's day
For the night is coming when you can't find your way
Oh sinner I wonder what will you do
You better choose this day - tomorrow's not promised to you

Get up if you're on the Lord's side
Get on your feet

Ready, Willing, and Able
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 4:2

Enough of the sidelines, gotta get in the game
When nothing is ventured, nothing is gained
He's callin' the numbers play by play
We're either out or we're in all the way

Get in the action whatever the cost
Nothing can equal the worth of the lost
Shoulder to shoulder, hand to the plow
Today is the day and the right time is now

And the field is ready for the new reserve
We will bring the harvest with a will to serve

(Chorus)
Ready, willing and able
To advance the light and defend the right
Ready, willing and able
Lifting up the cross to the waiting lost
Ready to serve and willing to go
Able to stand against the foe
Ready, willing and able

Instant in season drop of a hat
Bases are loaded, it's our turn at bat
Pressure is mounting, the tension is hot
Heaven is watching to see what we've got
There is strength in numbers
There is hope in One
We are called and chosen to proclaim His Son

He's already given us all that we need
With love in our message and hope in our creed
When Yahweh is for us and faith is our stay
No power below us can stand in our way

Hand on My Heart
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on 1 Kings 18:46, John 10:28-29

Got Your hand on my heart and
I won't walk away
Got a hold of my life and I'm here to stay
Got Your hand on my heart

I remember when You first touched my heart
And the seed of life within began its start
Now I've finally found security
Now I finally see I'm Yours eternally
You've got Your hand on me

(Chorus)
Got Your hand on my heart and
I won't walk away
Got a hold of my life and
I'm here to stay
Got Your hand on my heart
And now I know
That You won't let me go
You're never gonna let me go

I don't want to lose another day
Feeling You're a million miles away
I just want to know without a doubt
I will always feel Your loving hand is reaching out

I feel Your touch every night, every day
With Your hand on my pulse
I won't easily stray
But if I ever do, a gentle tug will pull me through

I just have to let You know
That I love You so

I Need to Hear from You
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Job 13:22

I've been away for a little while
And I don't like where it takes me
Out of touch I'm going out of my mind
It's times like these that really break me

So here I am all alone
I'm waiting on You
Just a word will get me through

(Chorus)
I need to hear from You
Before this night is through
I need to hear from You
So I'm waiting, waiting just to hear from you

My whole world is turning upside down
When I'm lacking in direction
I don't care if it takes all night
I need to feel Your sweet affection

So let me hear words of life
I'm lost without You
Speak to me the way You do

I've been here in this place before
And You're not the one to blame
I need to know what You have in store
So I'm on my knees callin out Your name

I need to hear from You
Deep inside my heart
I need to hear from You
Just a still small voice is gonna get me through

Dance
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 2 Timothy 3:14, Philippians 1:6

I've been to the party and I left alone
And I've danced with a few that I'd be better off on my own
I've been to the altar and I know I kneeled
But I ended up dancing in the grass of another field
Then someone told me I heard someone say

(Chorus)
Dance with the one who brung ya
Dance with the one you know who got you there
Dance with the one who brung ya
Don't change hats, you know it's the one you wear

My feet start moving down inside my shoes
But I don't want to settle for the beat of a lonely blues
And there's no use dancin' to a different drum
When I've seen what happens and I know what will become
I can testify it's never worth a try

I looked high, I looked low
You're never gonna find someone who loves you so
Stand tall, stand strong
You're only gonna see you're right where you belong

Don't try to fix what has never been broke

Secret Weapon
Words by Bob Hartman
Based on Romans 1:9, 2 Corinthians 10:4

I've waited patiently for your reply
You say you'll come around by and by
I've tried to show the way into the light
But I just won't let you go without a fight
You think my hands are tied
But you will never hide, no
I've got you in my sight day and night

(Chorus)
I've got a secret weapon
I'll pray for you
I've got a secret weapon
Gonna get through
I really care about you
I'll pray for you

I've told you everything you need to know
But you still fluctuate to and fro
You just can't push yourself over the edge
So I will pull the rug behind the hedge
How can you ever lose
This deal you can't refuse
So with your hands up high
Reach for the sky

I won't give up on you
I'll pray until the night is through
And you surrender to the light
Come on surrender

Sight Unseen
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Hebrews 11:6

For so long I was depending upon
My senses and fences, I tried to ride on
And trusting in things that can never be seen
Was always a crutch on which others must lean
Thinking if I could see I would believe
Then somebody said believe and you will see

(Chorus)
Sight unseen, sight unseen
You have to take it sight unseen
Blinded by the darkness only faith can come between
Sight unseen, sight unseen

Evidence built into every design
Led to conviction between every line
Faith is the key that can open the veil
To Love incarnated and pierced with a nail
Listen my friend, have I got news for you
The nails in His hands and feet were meant for you

Hey World
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Jeremiah 1:5, Acts 17:25

It could have gone either way when it came down to the choice
To keep the life within a life that had no voice
It must have surely seemed the harder road to choose
To be so young to have to say who had the most to lose
But she came through like a champ and she blessed the world that day
Then gave the hope of a better life when she gave him away
Now the innocence and joy is there each day he wakes
Expressions of his love of life in every breath he takes
He could have been thrown away before he had a chance to say

(Chorus)
Hey world, I am here and I have something to give
Hey world, I'm alive and I am wanting to live

He turned to lock the door as he wiped away a tear
The hopelessness of missing love, his adolescent fear
As he struggled for the strength to put the gun away
He found the courage and the hope to face another day
He could have been blown away before he had a chance to say

Down the corridor or life in between our death and birth
We may start to lose our way in the search to find our worth
Our value comes in the fact we live
Life is a gift only God can give

In the Likeness of You
Words and music by John Lawry and John Elefante
Based on Psalm 17:15

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Let me awake forever
In the likeness
In the likeness of You

Now I lay me down to sleep
My heart and soul are Yours to keep
I close my eyes and try to see
More of You and less of me

Jesus, I'm trusting in You
So while I'm sleeping
Keep me dreaming
Of when I will awake

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Resurrected by Your righteousness
In Your likeness
In the likeness of You

Men dream of fortune and fame
Making the rules, naming the game
And men dream of things they can hold
Money and power, silver and gold
Jesus, I'm dreaming of You
Take me and melt me, mold me
Until I am complete

In the likeness of You
Recreated, renewed
Resurrected by Your righteousness
In the likeness of You
In the likeness of You
So faithful and true
Let me awake forever in the likeness of You

The likeness of You
I want to be
I want to be like You
In all I say
In all I do