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I loved his "He's Alive" song. Have not heard of him for a while though. Did not know that he had other songs.
Kansas .... I do know he has released a few albums in the past anyway as I had a few on cassette (now long since unusable). But that was in the eighties and early nineties? I am a fan of his old songs and was pleased to find them on CD. Yes and "He's Alive" is great. I enjoy his "story telling songs" :-) Here's another song: "Gotta tell somebody"She kept on getting weaker as day dragged into dayThe doctors gave no hope for her; she seemed to fade awayMy hours were filled with constant dread; time became a knifeThat slowly and relentlessly cut the cord of lifeThere was a teacher in the region then some of us had heardThat He'd healed the paralytic by the power of just His WordSo with hope again rekindled I went at once to seeIf I could find a man named Jesus from a town in GalileeI began to search the city and soon I saw the crowdThey were pressing in to touch Him and they called His Name out loudBut with the strength of desperation I pushed them all asideI through myself before Him and from my knees I cried"Lord, come and heal my daughter, even now she's close to deathHer fever's uncontrollable, she fights for every breathBut God's given You the power; life is Yours to giveIf you'll just lay Your hands on her I know that she will live"(She will live, she will live)Well, He'd just begun to go with me when a face I saw with fearCame towards me with the news I knew I didn't want to hearAnd although I tried to steel myself I trembled when he said"Why bother the Teacher anymore, your little girl is dead."Then Jesus touched my shoulder and He told me not to grieveThe trembling stopped when He looked at me and said, "Only believe"Then He sent the crowds away except His closest menAnd they followed right behind us as we started off again[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/don_francisco/gotta_tell_somebody.html ]But we were still a long ways down the road when I heard the sounds and criesOf the mourners and musicians as they strove to dramatizeMy grief they had no business with beneath their loud disguiseMy wife just sat there silently and stared through empty eyesThen Jesus asked the mourners, "Why is it that you weep?She isn't dead as you suppose, the child is just asleep."It only took a moment for their wails to turn to jeers"Who does this man think he is? Get him out of here!"With authority I've never heard in the lips of any manHe spoke and every sound rolled out with the thunder of commandAnd in the sudden silence they all hurried for the doorWondering what the reasons were they'd ever come there forThen He called his three disciples that were with Him on the wayHe led them and my wife and me to where our daughter layHe took her by the hand; He told her "Child, arise"And the words were barely spoken when she opened up her eyesShe rose and walked across the room and stood there at our sidesMy wife knelt down and held her close and at last she really criedAnd then Jesus told us both to see that our daughter had some foodBut as to how her life was saved, not to speak a word...Not to speak a word...I got to tell somebodyI got to tell somebodyI got to tell somebodyI got to tell somebodyI got to tell somebody, got to tell somebody, what Jesus did for meI got to tell somebody, got to tell somebody, what Jesus did for meI got to tell somebody, got to tell somebody, what Jesus did for meI got to tell somebody, got to tell somebody, what Jesus did for me