the songs

mighty provider ++ words by christy ott

++ You've been to places I'd never know || up to heaven, down far below || You hold the waters in Your hand || You created the sea and the land . . . You are mighty ++ You know my thoughts of every day || You even know all the things I say || You know my wants and my plans || You guide my steps with Your own hand . . . My Provider ++ I want to serve You every day || in everything that I do and say || my life is Yours Lord take it now || and some day at Your feet I'll bow . . . and I'll praise You ++

all that I am ++ words by christy ott

++ I need Your strength right now || I am weak but You are strong || I am alone but I know that You're there right beside me || I am afraid but I know You're there with me to the end ++chorus++ I need Your strength, Your love and Your care || but why can't I feel it right now || I know You're there, You'll answer my prayer || but why can't i see it right now ++ everybody says they see Your strength and power || everybody says they feel Your love and care || they're not alone, they know that You're there right beside them || they're not afraid, they know You're with them to the end ++repeat chorus++ why can't I feel Your awesome love and power || why can't I see what everybody says they see || I am alone, show me that You're there right beside me || I am afraid, stay close until the end ++repeat chorus++ strengthen me Lord right now || make me what You want me to be || this is my prayer right now || that all that I am comes from You ++

anything for You ++ words and music by christy ott

++ young lad on a hill far away || stood there lookin' into the valley || he looked up to the sky || said 'don't know what you want from me || but I'll do anything ++ that day he took five stones || and went down into the valley || swung a stone around in the air . . . he'd won || said 'don't know what You want from me || but I'll do anything ++chorus++ anything for You. I'll do anything for You || You make me what I am and I'll do anything for You ++ I stand on a hill far away || and keep on lookin' into the valley || in every prayer that I pray || say 'don't know what You want from me || but I'll do anything' ++ each day we take up the cross|| and go down into the valley || we fight the fight against sin || say 'don't know what You want from me || but I'll do anything' ++repeat chorus++

I love You ++ words and music by bj ott

++ I want You Lord || more than anything I could ever have or desire || I need You Lord || more than the oxygen that I breathe ++ chorus++ I love You, oh how I love You ++ I praise You Lord || for You created all the earth, the sky and me || worship You Lord || for You alone are worthy ++repeat chorus++ I fall to my knees || humbly I come and bring this simple offering || You alone I seek || Spirit fall afresh on me and make me clean ++repeat chorus++ You died for me || all alone upon a cross You freed me from my slavery || I owe You all || what of me do You not desire to use ++repeat chorus++

God is there ++ words and music by christy ott

++ high school's almost done || can't believe that we'll all be gone || where will we go what will we do? || choices we make || will be with us for the rest of our lives || but in everything let's just remember . . . that ++chorus++ God is there, He hears our prayers || He guides every step we take ++ we've all been friends and we will keep each other || in the thoughts of all that we've done || tomorrow's the end when we will walk down that row || but everywhere we are let's just remember . . . that ++repeat chorus++ so let's stand tall as we walk down this road || and stand strong in every challenge we face || knowing we'll make it if we just trust in Him || who made us and gave us everything we have ++repeat chorus++ high school's almost done || can't believe that we'll all be gone || but in everthing let's just remember that ++repeat chorus++

even young ++ words and music by christy ott

++ many times I hear you say || what's the use I'm no good anyway || people pass you by to see gloomy faces only || you say you're not old enough || how old do you have to be || to show to them the love of Christ || that He gave for you and me || they see your actions, hear your words || what more could you want? || your life is living proof to them of Jesus ++chorus++ don't get down on yourself 'cause you're young || but set an example for everyone || 'cause they're looking up to you || to see the things you do || let your actions take their place || to show them Jesus' face and how much He loves || even them ++ you carry Bibles, wear your cross || both these symbols of the cost || Jesus paid for you and me || all to set us free || He gave His life for us and died || now He even hears their cries || He gives to us the strength to share || His love with people everywhere ++ how could we not be old enough . . . || or good enough . . . || or strong enough . . . || He uses every one of us to show the world His love ++repeat chorus++

a night filled with stars ++ words and music by christy ott

++ engine's a runnin' through the day || hope I don't get there too late || There was a stoplight I just went through || I did not mean to || can't wait for the day to be gone || and I can escape to ++chorus++ a night filled with stars || hear the crickets call || hear the wind through the trees || look around and see || what God made with His hands || all brings praise to the Great I AM || on a night filled with stars || yes a night filled with stars ++ life is passing me on by || don't know where I'm goin' || I just gotta get there without slowin' || but wait, what's going on? || can't I see hat I need? || just watch ++repeat chorus++ Lord make my life like that night || that I may bring You praise || compose in me a symphony || that brings praise to You through me || I want my life to be like ++repeat chorus++

You are near ++ words and music by christy ott

++ I pass them by || each eye is filled with pain || so many eyes of hurt pass me by || even Your children look with pain || I pass them by || I try to spread Your joy || but sometimes I just don't know where it is ++chorus++ but when I look deep I can see || Your mighty hand reachin' deep in me || to pick me up and mend my soul || I see a rainfall of blessing || You are all of me || and way down deep I know You're there || You carry me in Your arms || and I know there is nothing to fear || 'cause You are near ++ I can't escape || with this pain I'm filled || but fill my cup, overflow it with You || I need Your joy within me || I can't escape | but better can I do || sometimes I just don't look up to you ++repeat chorus++ You carry me in Your arms . . . and I know . . . I have nothing to fear || 'cause You are near ++

the Son's alive ++ words and music by christy ott

++ standin' on a mountain, way up high || lookin' all around and up to the sky || so many colors drawn upon the wind || I praise You for everything ++chorus++ in the morning I see the sun arise || painting pictures across the sky || in the evening it goes down to sleep || but then all creation keeps singing Your praises ++ look up to the trees when the autumn comes || all their fallin' leaves glisten in the sun || all them leaves are fallin' to lift Your name on high ++repeat chorus++ oh Lord, Your works are awesome || we praise Your name above || everything around us || shows the wonders of Your love ++repeat chorus++

He'll be there ++ words and music by bj and christy ott

++ you are my friend I can come to you || when I am down and feeling blue || what would I do without you there || I'd be so lost in this world of despair ++ and even when I slip and fall || sin backs me up against a wall || I know that I can count on you || to help me up and see me through ++chorus++ I know that you will be there || I know you'll help me through trials and tribulations || I know that you will always care || I'll have a place to go . . . you'll be there ++ I know that you will stick close by my side || 'cause we look to Christ to be our guide || His love's an example for everyone || God loved us so much that He gave us His Son ++ and even when this time prevails || and both of us must leave this place || and know that there's a greater friend || and we'll see Jesus face to face ++repeat chorus++ greatere love hath no man than to lay his life down || Christ gave his life wearing thorns as His crown || Jesus will be there, your hand He'll take hold || and you'll walk together on streets paved with gold ++repeat chorus++ I know that He will be there || I know He'll help me through trials and tribulations || I know that He will always care || I'll have a place to go I know . . . He'll be there ++

what are we living life for? ++ words and music by christy ott

++ I opened up the paper today || to see that many people were just runnin' away || from what they had before and all they're lookin' for || is slow living, less earning || what are we living life for? ++ fed up with the rat race rying to cut down || runnin' round like a chicken with it's head cut off || don't know where they're going all they're lookin' for || is slow living, less earning || what are we living life for? ++ trying to simplify their lives all alone || they feel isolated and they need to know || that there are other people who are lookin' for || slow living, less earning || what are we living life for? ++ I don't have all the answers || but what I do know is that I know the way to be happy || people all around me are lookin' for a way || to fill that hole that we all have || all's I know is the only way is to fill that hole with Jesus || I know He's the answer. He's there when we need Him || He's the only way to live a life today || He knows you by name so trust in Him today || and then you will be happy ++ you won't have to run around like everybody else || who are just runnin' away from what they had before || and all they're lookin' for || is slow living, less earning || what are we living life for? ++ show to them today that Jesus is the way || He can take every one of their problems away || He'll give us direction and a whole lot more || with great living, awesome earning || it's Jesus we're living life for ++ it's Jesus we're living life for ++

Psalm 142 ++ words and music by christy ott

++ I cry out to the Lord || with a voice of pain I say my prayer || I pour at His feet all that I am || and I give to Him my troubles ++ I know not what to do || but you know my path || the way that I should walk || the steps that I should take ++ my path is full of snares || look around and see || my shelter is gone || no one cares for me ++ so I cried, You are my rock || my shelter, my refuge || please Lord hear my cry || I am brought low || enemies fight my soul || they are stronger than me || but You are my strength oh Lord || and I will praise You || for You bless me ++

You are so good ++ words and music by christy ott

++chorus++ You are so good. You are so good || You are so good to me || I'll praise Your name forever and ever || I'll praise Your name oh Lord ++ You have conquered, You have won || the battle that lies before us || we must trust You we must have faith || You'll carry us through forever ++repeat chorus++ You said You would come again for us || You've made us a place in heaven || in that great day we'll see Your face || and we'll sing Your praise forever ++repeat chorus++ I'll praise Your name forever ++

just to save me ++ words and music by bj ott
John 1:46

++ whatever good came from galilee? || not much that I know || but who is this man saying follow? || He says He's the Son of God, but how can that be? || and why would He come just to save me... just to save me? ++ He healed the sick and He raised the dead, He fed the hungry crowd || He turned the water into wine || He walked upon the water, and He calmed the angry sea || and He calmed my soul... yes He calmed my soul ++ then one night in an upper room, He said He'd have to leave || we did not want Him to go || the next day He hung upon a cross of wood || He said "Father, it is finished... it is finished" ++ just three days later, we found an empty tomb || the angel said "he is not here, He is risen" || then again in an upper room, we saw His hands, His fee,t, His side || these are the wounds that have saved you... now I am saved! || whatever good came from galilee? || not much that I know || but who is this man saying follow? || He says He's the Son of God, but how can that be? || and why would He come just to save me... Yes just to save me! ++

please take me through ++ words and music by christy ott

++ I can't feel your love tonight || as I sit here in the dark || I can't hear Your words of life || though they're right there in that book ++ seems this life's so hard || don't know where to go || but I am sure, You'll take me through ++ I know You hear the prayers I pray || as I talk to You each day || this world's a dark and dreary place || 'cause we've all lost sight of You ++ I want the world to know || about You Lord || and I am sure, You'll take me through ++ You talked about a mansion there || and a sea by streets of gold || You said one day You'll take me there || to live with You forever || come quickly and take me home || to live with You || but 'till You do, please take me through ++ I can't feel Your love tonight || as I sit here in the dark || 'cause this world's a dark and dreary place || we've all lost sight of You ++ please take me through ++

You did it all for me ++ words and music by christy ott

++ why oh why did you nail your Son to the cross || why oh why did You love us so and suffer the loss || why oh why oh Lord ++ oh the pain that You went through on that day || oh the pain that it caused You every step of the way || oh the pain oh Lord || You did it all for me ++ You gave Your life what more could I ask for || You gave it all for me || so I want to worship You every day || in everything, in every way || You are so mighty Lord God my Father || Your love is amazing, it's like no other || I give You my life, what more could I offer || but there's no way I could ever repay || all that You've done for me ++ why oh why did You nail Your son to the cross || why oh why did You love us so and suffer the loss || why oh why oh Lord ++ oh the pain that You went through on that day || oh the pain that it caused You every step of the way || oh the pain oh Lord ++ humbly I come and bow before Your feet oh Lord || humbly I come and wait to feel Your love and be set free || humbly I come oh Lord ++ You are so mighty, Lord God my Father || Your love's amazing it is like no other || I'll worship You alone ++ I'll worship You alone ++

be Thou my vision ++ old irish hymn

++ be Thou my vision o Lord of my heart || naught be all else to me save that Thou art || Thou my best thought by day or by night || waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light ++ be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word || I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord || Thou my great Father and I Thy true son || Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one ++ riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise || Thou mine inheritance now and always || Thou and Thou only first in my heart || High King of heaven my treasure Thou art ++ High King of heaven my victory won || may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun || heart of my own heart whatever befall || still be my vision O Ruler of all ++

greater than a mountain ++ words and music by christy ott

++ heard a story. one very real || a young lady had sold herself and her daughter two || she cried and cried 'what should I do?' || I hurt so deep and I just can't keep || these tears from flowin' down ++ as she stood people passed by || if only they could see the hurt in her eyes || they scoff and say 'oh look at you || why can't you be good, just like me?' || you're just goin' down ++ but there is grace that's greater than a mountain || for each time we slip and fall || and there's a hand that reaches out to lift us || when we can't get up and move at all ++ so many times I slip and fall || I wonder why I can't answer the call || I cry and cry 'what should I do' || I hurt so deep and I just can't keep || these tears from flowin' down ++ and then I feel Christ's unfailing love || as He picks me up and covers it all || He looks and says 'look up to me || I'll be there and I will care || you won't be goin' down ++ 'cause I'll give you grace that's greater than a mountain || I love you even when you fall || into my arms you'll find love forever || and I'll give strength when you can't move at all' ++ amazing grace that's greater than a mountain || He lifts us up when we slip and fall || He loves us and calls us His children || and gives us grace that's greater than our fall ++ amazing grace how sweet the sound || that saved a wretch like me || in His arms we'll find love forever and a grace that's greater than us all ++

christy would like to thank . . .

Jesus Christ my Savior for giving me grace and for loving me so much, and also for giving me the inspiration for these songs. My mom, for putting up with us freaks, but also for teaching me to put God first while I was growing up. Thanks Mom! My big brother BJ, for encouraging me to keep writing and for loving me the way that I am. Tomina, for being a great friend and for always being there when I needed someone to talk to. Mr Click and David for teaching me most of what I know on guitar and for starting my love for playing. Thank you Rich Mullins and Chris Rice for writing and singing songs that are so much a part of you and inspiring me to do the same, to sing from my heart. I thank God for His mighty creation that keeps praising Him even when we may cease to, especially the stars, my favorite part. My cat, Smokey, for sitting on all of our stuff and being annoying sometimes but putting up with our loud noises. And everyone else who has helped me on in my life and who has encouraged me to live it all for God.

bj would like to thank . . .

My God and Savior Jesus Christ, for it is only because of Him that I have any reason to sing, and for giving me my voice to sing. My mom, for all the sacrifice you have made just because you love us... thank you so much. My sister, for helping me out on my guitar playing and for letting me help her out and for being such an x-acto knife wizard. Carrie, for always being a real encouragement to me. Dad, for leaving me the wonderful Craig Tape Recorder which allowed us to record this project. Justing Bodeutsch for the wonderful photography. Our kitty, Smokey, for always being such a pain in the wazoo, you always had to sit on our stuff didn't you? All my brothers and sisters at Chestnut Street Baptist Church for truly being an awesome family. All the folks at CBCC for helping me to grow closer to God and for caring for me. Rich Mullins, Keith Green, Phil Keaggy and a whole lot of other folks who preach and have preached the Gospel through their music without reservation. Whoever wrote "Be Thou My Vision," for writing such a timeless and wonderful hymn. Thanks to the wonderful people who produce things like Spaghettios and Polyester... I don't know where I'd be without them. Thank you to Goodwill. Also to all of you out there who are listening to our music. Thank you so much.

credits

Produced by: Duck in Water Publishing

Recorded at: The "Ott" House

Mixed at: Beej's place

Guitar: Christy Ott, and introducing BJ Ott (on "I Love You" and "Just To Save Me")

Vocals by: Christy Ott and BJ Ott

Christy plays an Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Guitar and BJ plays an Applause Acoustic Guitar

Photography by: Justin Bodeutsch and BJ Ott

Graphic Imaging by: Dan Jenkins

Layout and Design by: BJ Ott