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There's A Rainbow Somewhere (The Songs Of Randy Stonehill)

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1.
Clinging to this telescope, scanning the horizon, Stranded in my little boat on the sea of dreams, Running out of time and hope, searching for an island, Finding every cruel mirage is never what is seems. Then I sailed to the edge of the world, And I saw your face, your wonderful face. And that's when you called to my Lazarus heart, Rescued my Lazarus heart, Called to this Lazarus heart, "Rise again, rise again." Drifting through this veil of mist, blinding and relentless, Trying to understand the secret language of my soul, Forces in me turn and twist, raging like a tempest, Doubt and fear wash over me like waves that rise and roll. Then I sailed to the edge of the world, And I saw your face, your wonderful face. And that’s when you call to my Lazarus heart, Rescued my Lazarus heart, Called to this Lazarus heart, "Rise again, rise again." Suddenly the bells were ringing everywhere, And angels filled the air like shooting stars across the sky, Then I knew forever who you are, and tears of joy fell from my eyes. Rescued my Lazarus heart, oh, Called to my Lazarus heart, yeah, Rescued my Lazarus heart, ooh, Called to my Lazarus heart.
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Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Broken-down hearts Empty and dark like a ghost town We imitate life And run for the shadows in fear And only one true flame Can melt away these chains The light of our souls The blood in our veins Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Prodigal sons Wander this land of illusion High above the crowd The voice of creation still cries And love is still alive It's burning in God's eyes The reason we live Our reason to die Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Everybody was born to love Foolish kings that rail against the tide Too choked up with pride to say, "We're lonely" We're lonely, so lonely Born to love Everybody was born to love . . .
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Everybody's going to the movies Everybody's leaving for the show Seems as if we've lost the nerves for feelin’ And no one's in the mood to want to know I got news for you This is not a game I got news for you Are you listening? I got news for you We are all the same And when that is understood We can start to live again Can you look inside and tell me That your emptiness is just a state of mind And you'll feel better if you just keep busy If you leave your feelings all behind? Oh I got news for you This is not a game I got news for you Are you listening? I got news for you We are all to blame And when that is understood We can start to live again Oh, yes, when that is understood We can start to live again Oh, start to live again People, people, tell me, where have we been? Ever feel as if your heart is whispering Like a special voice you never heard before? And something deep inside your soul is ticking As if someone was pounding on the door I got news for you This is not a game I got news for you Are you listening? I got news for you We are all the same I got news for you This is not a game I got news for you We are all to blame And when that is understood We can start to live again Yes, when that is understood We can start to live again (He loves you, baby, baby, ooh, la, la) (He loves you, baby, baby, ooh, la, la) (He loves you, baby, baby, ooh, la, la) (He loves you, baby, baby, ooh, la, la) (He loves you, baby, baby, ooh, la, la) Yes, when that is understood We can start to live, start to live again
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Standin’ there at the open door. Not quite sure what you're looking for Goin’ without knowing what you'll find It's a road of uncertainty Where it goes isn't guaranteed Sometimes this old world can be unkind But you can't ever leave my love, can't ever leave my love You can't ever leave my love behind I'll meet you in the broken places, In the shadows of your pain In a sea of strangers' faces I will find you, stand beside you Anytime you call my name When all your dreams are falling down You're longing just to turn around And someone you can trust is hard to find You might think it's been too long The road that leads back home is gone But loves a thing that don't keep track of time. And you can't ever leave my love, can't ever leave my love You can't ever leave my love behind I'll meet you in the broken places, In the shadows of your pain In a sea of strangers' faces I will find you, stand beside you Anytime you call my name When the world has gone insane When your ragged from the strain Call my name . . . You call my name. I'll meet you in the broken places, In the shadows of your pain In a sea of strangers' faces I will find you, stand beside you I will find you, stand beside you Anytime you call my name Anytime you call Just call my name
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All alone drifting wild Like a ship that's lost out on the ocean Everyone's a homeless child And it's not hard to understand Why we need a Father's hand There's a rainbow somewhere You were born to be there You're just running in circles Till you reach out your hand to the King of Hearts. Pockets full of pain and fear That's a load there's just no need to carry Let it go and leave it here Now there's no price that's left to pay With one more mile or one more day There's a rainbow somewhere You were born to be there You're just running in circles Till you reach out your hand to the King of Hearts. You can try to catch the wind But in the end you're only Wasting precious time Life can really be so kind Once you find the truth and follow, Go on follow, go on follow All alone drifting wild Like a ship that's lost out on the ocean Everyone's a homeless child And it's not hard to understand Why we need a Father's hand There's a rainbow somewhere You were born to be there You're just running in circles Till you reach out your hand Till you reach out your hand Till you reach out your hand to the King of Hearts There's a rainbow somewhere There's a rainbow somewhere There's a rainbow somewhere
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It was Charlie who taught me to ride on a bike Charlie who taught me 'bout flyin' a kite It was Charlie who taught me the beauty of dreams He'd say, "Life's so much more than it seems” He looked like a scarecrow so ragged and thin When he knocked at the farmhouse door I could tell that my mother was nervous at first With my father away in the war He said he was hungry from waking so far, But a handout never would do "Now my name is Charlie and for something to eat I could predict the weather for you” He talked of the talent with which he was blessed "It's an odd sort of gift, " he explained "But the Lord makes the weather and I just observe And only a fool could complain" As nighttime was falling we asked him to stay And he camped by the sycamore trees My mother asked "What will you do if it rains?" Charlie smiled and said, "Just leave the weather to me” In the wandering breeze I can hear again The song that Charlie the Weatherman sang, “Sweet breath of God blow he clouds away Till I walk in the light of that endless spring day” Now Charlie stayed with us as days turned to weeks It seemed that somehow he belonged And I'd always tease him when he’d watch the sky But his forecasts never were wrong And Charlie would tell me a story each night From the tattered old Bible he read "Winter or Summer, Springtime or Fall It's the weather inside us that matters" he said In the wandering breeze I can hear again The song that Charlie the Weatherman sang, “Sweet breath of God blow he clouds away Till I walk in the light of that endless spring day” One morning at breakfast he seemed a bit sad With a far-away look in his eyes, "Storms rollin' in" That was all he said but there wasn't a cloud in the sky The last time I saw him he waved his old hat As he stood at the of the hill He left me his Bible and in it he wrote "Keep your eyes on the sky,” and I always will And it rained and rained like the tears I cried On the day that Charlie the Weatherman died And the wind has carried his heart away Past the silver-lined clouds to that endless Spring day
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She was told when she was young Ah, that blondes always have more fun Lie lie lie, dirty lie du du dumb Perfect hair perfect waste With a perfect prom queen smile upon her face For everyone But it's all right, it's okay Now your self-respect is the only price you'll pay It's okay, that's all right You're the queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation tonight Tonight, yeah Romance books, magazines TV shows and the movie screens They lie lie lie, dirty lies empty dreams It's a shame you bowed down To the deity of Helen Gurley Brown So obscene It's all right, it's okay Just don't forget you're always on display It's okay, that's alright You're the queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation tonight You're sexy and driven and doomed to succeed You'll get what you want but it's nothing you need And echoed in the heartache you conceal Is something good, something real She was told that in the end Every Barbie gets her Ken Lie lie lie, no such guy, just pretend We pull the strings, wind the doll We create the myth that she can have it all It's a sin But it's all right, it's okay Though your dignity is all that's left to trade It's okay, that's all right You're the queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation Queen of the Barbie nation tonight Queen of the Barbie nation . . .
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She went down to the corner store And bought a pack of filter kings Don't you know tomorrow she'll be back for more 'Cause she really loves to smoke those things And every time that she inhales A cloud of that cigarette smoke She's just one step closer to the man in black And sixty cents closer to broke She's been working on Lung cancer, emphysema, a cardiac arrest And she'll probably have a stroke when see sees The x-rays of her chest When she had her first cigarette A puff or two was all she could take Now if she doesn't have one in her hand all the time You’ll notice it begin to shake (shake baby) Even though she's nonchalant And acts as if her habit's a joke (ah, hahaha) She won't do too much laughing when Her life goes up in smoke She's been smoking that C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E That cigarette's got her on her knees C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E That darn tobacco won't set her free Alright, suck, baby, suck Suck on that cigarette Go on and light up that stuff and take a puff It's bound to snuff you yet She went down to the corner store And bought a pack of filter kings Don't you know tomorrow she'll be back for more 'Cause she really loves to smoke those things And every time that she inhales A cloud of that cigarette smoke She's just one step closer to the man in black And sixty cents closer to broke She's been working on Lung cancer, emphysema, a cardiac arrest And she'll probably have a stroke when see sees The x-rays of her chest Now, she’s been smoking that C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E That cigarette just won’t let her be C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E That cigarette's got her on her knees C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E
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Like a dreamer who was trying to build a highway to the sky All my hopes would come tumbling down and I never knew just why Until today, when you pulled away the clouds that hung like curtains on my eyes I've been blind all those wasted years and I thought I was so wise Then you took me by surprise Like waking up from the longest dream How real it seemed Until Your love broke through I was lost in a fantasy that blinded me Until Your love broke through All my life I've been searching for that crazy missing part With one touch, You just rolled away the stone that held my heart And now I see the answer was as simple as my need to let love in From now on, I will never doubt that magic touch again It's like the power of the wind Like waking up from the longest dream How real it seemed Until Your love broke through I was lost in a fantasy that blinded me Until Your love broke through There is nothing in the whole wide world that means this much to me In Your love, I have found the truth and truth has set me free Now I’m feelin’ like a barefoot child dancin’ in the sun Unafraid, I can face each day because of all You’ve done And my life has just begun Like waking up from the longest dream How real it seemed Until Your love broke through I was lost in a fantasy that blinded me Until Your love broke through Your love broke through and keeps shinin’ down on me . . .
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Toys from my childhood Old photographs Left in this dusty old suitcase The things we once cherished Are lost with the past Seek out the treasure that always will last So i'm packing up my old clothes With my old and foolish ways They just don't seem to fit me any more I see the light of morning With different eyes today And i'm giving my tomorrows to the Lord So many heroes That never came through Too many roads going nowhere And Jesus was whispering "I still love you" And with a love that makes all things new So, I'm packing up my old clothes With my old and foolish ways They just don't seem to fit me any more I see the light of morning With different eyes today And i'm giving my tomorrows to the Lord I'm packing up my old clothes With my old and foolish ways They just don't seem to fit me any more I see the light of morning With different eyes today And I'm giving my tomorrows to the Lord Yes, I'm giving my tomorrows to the Lord
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Heaven help me, Spirit and the flesh, A lonely star that's falling, Lord, you found me, still I lose myself with all these voices calling, calling, But I long to dream your dream: the special one you've kept for me, How I long to live my destiny. No matter what I say or do, remember, remember, No matter how I run from you, remember my name. Won't you remember? I'm shadow boxing the phantom of my will, I'm frightened by its turning, oh, oh, yeah, And wild horses thunder through my heart, A thousand passions burning, burning, Still I long to dream your dream: the special one you've kept for me, Won't you touch my eyes, let me see? No matter what I say or do, remember, remember, No matter how I run from you, remember my name. Let the wind of Heaven blow, Let it cut right through my soul, Make me clean, make me whole. Well, no matter what I say or do, remember, remember, No matter how I run from you, remember my name. Tell me my you remember, remember, No matter how I run from you, remember my name, Oh, tell me you remember, remember, Oh yeah, tell me you remember my name, Oh Lord, tell me you remember. Just remember, remember my name, Yeah, remember my name.
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Mr. Little in his paper boat Sails the painted sea Velvet curtains rise on cellophane skies And the tiny town scenery And the mayor and the duchess dance To the music box serenade While angels glide down the starlight promenade The tinsel rain ends a seaside holiday And the patrons smile, knowing life can be that way Welcome to the Wonderama Come inside Welcome to the Wonderama Keep your eyes open wide It's never far from view Hello, welcome to the Wonderama In the spotlight is a silhouette Of a dragon breathing fire And the battle begins as the soldiers of tin Brave the great high wire By the morning all the world is saved Through a noble sacrifice They were all amazed When the King laid down His life The sweethearts kiss on their springtime wedding day And the patrons sigh knowing love can be that way Welcome to the Wonderama Come inside Welcome to the Wonderama Keep your eyes open wide It's never far from view Hello, welcome to the Wonderama Welcome to the Wonderama Welcome to the Wonderama Hello Now the pauper and the millionaire The servants and the queen Each have their role in the miracle show Till they play the final scene Mr. Little in his paper boat Waves a last farewell And another child climbs upon the carrousel The church bells ring when the old folks pass away Though the patrons cry they know tears will end some day Welcome to the Wonderama Come inside Welcome to the Wonderama Keep your eyes open wide It's never far from view Oh, hello, welcome to the Wonderama
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Keep me runnin' from the shadow of my lies Like a gypsy who is never satisfied Once you compromise your soul You spend a lifetime dodging the devil's toll Keep me runnin' Keep me coverin' up my tracks Keep me runnin' so i'm always looking back Always restless in my dreams And trouble's never too far behind it seems Keep me runnin' Keep me movin' Keep me always on the go Keep me makin' sure my footprints never show Keep me runnin' Keep me movin' Keep me numb from head to toe Keep me hiding where my past will never go Keep me runnin' from the sins i can't erase Like an outlaw with a mask to hide his face Once i was told that love could fly Yeah, but it's been so long that i just don't remember why Keep me runnin' Keep me movin' Keep me always on the go Keep me makin' sure my footprints never show Keep me runnin' Keep me movin' Keep me numb from head to toe Keep me hiding where my past will never go Keep me runnin' Keep me runnin' Keep me runnin’ . . .
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Oh, how much more could any man desire Than to know why he draws his every breath? Oh, how much more could any soul require Than that the Lord is near him at his death? Do not forget love's greatest story God knows the tears you have cried Just set your sights upon the hope of glory It was for this that Jesus died For every mile of rocky road you climb There is a jewel added to your crown And for every doubt that drags you down sometimes There is an answer that will be found Do not forget love's greatest story God knows the tears you have cried Just set your sights upon the hope of glory It was for this that Jesus died Carry on, my family of the light All those who march unto a different drum And know that truth will guide you through the night Until we rest in Kingdom Come. Do not forget love's greatest story God knows the tears you have cried Just set your sights upon the hope of glory It was for this that Jesus died Set your sights upon the hope of glory It was for this that Jesus died, It was for this that Jesus died.
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Distant voices draw you on to the glow of the evensong, Call you back where you belong, A prayer for you, a gift for you, Leave your burdens and your cares, By the fire there's an empty chair, and old friends are waiting there, Just for you, a gift for you. Tonight, dark night without a star to guide you, Sweet child, lost child, come home, We will watch, we will pray, Love will light your way gently, like a lantern in the snow. A dreamer's song whispered in your ear, And you searched through the restless years for the prize that was always here, Just for you, a gift for you, Through the wintry veil you cried, Let your memory be your guide to the peace and the warmth inside, Just for you, a gift for you. Tonight, dark night without a star to guide you, Sweet child, lost child, come home, We will watch, we will pray, Love will light your way gently, like a lantern in the snow. Tonight, dark night without a star to guide you, Sweet child, lost child, come home, We will watch, we will pray, Love will light your way gently, like a lantern in the snow. Tonight.
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The last time I saw Eden, the garden was in flames. The smoke was rising up to heaven’s floor. The last time I saw Eden, the gates were bound with chains. The angel cried, “You'll enter here no more." And I just can't get it out of my mind. That vision still sends chills up my spine like a ghost that I can never leave behind, the last time I saw Eden. The last time I saw Eden, I was waiting to be born, floating in a sea of purest light. When I heard the thunder there was dust upon my lips. My flesh was stinging with the chill of night. And they tell me it was all a crazy dream, but in my heart I don't know what they mean. I can't forget how very real it seemed, the last time I saw Eden. The last time I saw Eden, I was standing in the rain—down a lonesome, broken railroad track. I met a fallen angel, waiting for a northbound train. He said, "I fear it's never coming back." And now, even in these crowds, I feel alone—an orphan always aching for home. I'm longing for the mystery I have known, the last time I saw Eden.
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Fire, holy flame, walk with me, walk with me, Fire, holy flame, take my heart and burn away this darkness in your fire. I did not know that I was blind until I looked into your eyes, I did not know that I was lost until you found me, I did not know I was a fool until I heard the words you speak, They are Spirit, they are life, they are... Fire, holy flame, walk with me, walk with me, Fire, holy flame, take my hand, and I will follow you into your fire. I did not know my savage thirst until you lead me to your well, I did not know I lived in chains until you freed me, I did not know I was afraid until you gave your perfect love, Love that casts out all my fear. Fire, holy flame, walk with me, walk with me, yeah, Fire, holy flame, take my soul, that I may dwell forever in your fire. And when I feel the flame within this burning, white-hot light of truth, my body trembles 'til I fear my flesh will leave my bones, My soul is filled with mourning such as I have never known, A piercing, aching sorrow, heavy as a grave stone, And I cry out, "I am ruined, oh, I am undone," Then, like Isaiah, you bring burning coals to touch my tongue, cleansing me from my iniquity, Under the shadow of your cross, you shelter me, You shelter me... In your fire, holy flame, walk with me, walk with me, Oh, fire, holy flame, take my hand, take my heart, take my soul, Fire, holy flame, walk with me, take my hand and walk with me, walk with me. I will follow you, And I will follow you, I will follow you.
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I've been waiting for a long, long time Hoping You're a friend of mine If there's one thing that I need to do Well, that's to find out more about You I have been wandering all of my days So if You're there, show me the way I see people in a world of lies Staring out their lonely eyes Watching as the years go by Knowing they're living only to die There must be something missing somewhere So if You're listening, answer this prayer I will follow if You lead me Help me make a stand If You breathe new breath inside me I’ll believe You can I’ll believe You can Well, I never really learned to pray But You know what I'm trying to say I don't want my life to end Not ever knowing why it began So if you'll trust me, I'll do my best And I'll be trusting you for the rest
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Rachel Delevoryas With her thick eye glasses and her plain-Jane face Sat beside me in my fifth grade class Looking so terribly out of place Rachel played the violin And classical music was out of style She couldn't control all her wild brown hair Her nervous laughter and her awkward smile and It was clear that she'd never be one of us With her dowdy clothes And her violin And a name like Rachel Delevoryas But I'd pass by her house in the evening Going to play with my best friend Ray And the music floating from her window Spoke the things that Rachel could never say Rachel Delevoryas Was eating her lunch as the boys walked by "Rachel is ugly!” she heard them shout She sat on the schoolyard bench and cried and It was clear that she'd never be one of us With her dowdy clothes And her violin And a name like Rachel Delevoryas And every year the hedge got higher As it grew around Rachel's house Like the secret wall inside her That she built to keep all the heartache out Rachel Delevoryas Moved back east with her family Now she's dressed in a beautiful gown Standing on stage with the symphony Rachel plays the violin But every night when the lights go down I wonder if she still remembers those days And cruel little boys in this one-horse town and It was clear that she'd never be one of us With her dowdy clothes And her violin And a name like Rachel Delevoryas A name like Rachel Delevoryas
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That's why, that’s why we don't love God Although our lips feign praise, still our hearts are far away That's why, that’s why we don't love God We're so consumed with self we can't love anybody else No, no We mask the nakedness of our mortality, Cloaked in this poison pride and the illusion of control We need the gift of grace more than the air we breath But as it draws us near, still it repels our stubborn souls. That's why, that’s why we don't love God, Oh yes, our lips feign praise, but our hearts are far away That's why, that's why we don't love God I don't want my prayers to be some meaningless litany Yeah Why are we so afraid, guarded and counterfeit? Is it because we know all the shadows we conceal? And we are so alone—wolves in the winter snow Never imagining that this mercy could be real That's why, that’s why we don't love God Although our lips feign praise, still our hearts are far away That's why, that’s why we don't love God We're so consumed with self we can't love anybody else Yeah Oh We say, "We need a little help; we need some new direction," Yeah, avoid the blessing like a curse, We're only lying to ourselves—what we need is resurrection What we need is second birth That's why, that’s why we don't love, That's why, that’s why we don't love, That's why, that’s why we don't love, That's why, that’s why we don't love God Oh, no We don't love God
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I can't keep from mourning for this topsy-turvy world With all its strife and pain Mourning for the lost and the desperate children Who can't remember their names And I can feel it in my soul Now the end is getting near I can hear the devil laughing And its ringing in my ears Long ago He chose us to inherit all His Kingdom And we were blessed with light But wandering away we disobeyed Him in the Garden And stumbled into night And I can feel it in my soul Now the end is getting near I can hear the angels weeping And it's ringing in my ears We are all like foolish puppets who, desiring to be kings Now lie pitifully crippled after cutting our own strings But God said I'll forgive you I will face you man to man And win your love again Oh how could there be possibly A greater gift of love Than dying for a friend And I can feel it in my soul Now the end is getting near I can hear the devil laughing And its ringing in my ears We are all like foolish puppets who, desiring to be kings Now lie pitifully crippled after cutting our own strings Cutting our own strings . . .
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We can be together for now and forever I love you I love you And when I'm prayin' I hear Him sayin' I love you I love you People all over the world They're opening up They're comin' alive They're sayin'... I love you, I love you, I love you I love you, I love you, I love you (Repeat) Brother & sister, Mrs. & Mr. I love you I love you He made me feel it, and I can't conceal it I love you I love you Jesus came into the world to show us the way To set us all free, and when He died he was sayin' I love you, I love you, I love you I love you, I love you, I love you (Repeat) We can be together for now and forever I love you I love you Brother and sister, Mrs. and Mr. I love you I love you I love you, I love you, I love you I love you, I love you, I love you

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Randy Stonehill's debut album, Born Twice, released in 1971, a group of friends and fellow artists created this compilation to honor their friend.

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released March 18, 2022

Executive Producers- Tom Gulotta and Ray Ware
Special thanks to all the Kickstarter supporters who helped make this happen.
Cover art by Ray Ware
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YesMaster.

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Randy Stonehill has been busy delivering heart-driven, relevant Christian music for 50 years. His first album "Born Twice," produced by Larry Norman was released in 1971, marking 2021 as Randy's Golden anniversary.
He’s written hundreds of songs with 27 releases and counting, and he’s responsible for some of the most authentic, influential Christian music ever written.
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