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Altar Call Songs

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Are You Old Enough To Remember These?

  • My wife Marcia and I put this Altar Call song list together back in 1999.
  • (These may be old songs from at least a generation or two back. But they still work!)

Finding the right song to play and sing for Altar Call is, in my mind, indeed a gift. Not everyone is blessed in that department. More often than not the right song sung at the end of a sermon can make all the difference in the outcome. If the song doesn’t ‘fit,’ if distracts in a noticeable manner.

This generation of musicians seems to have focused on the newer music alone, and not a few have ignored the older songs for altar call altogether. What a horrible loss!

Only the titles of some of the old songs are listed below. They are merely meant to be memory prompts. Either you know them or you don’t. I hope you do.

I thank every musician and singer for making any attempt to keep even a few of our old faithful songs alive.

MJB

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn5hi2o378jrj05/Altar%20Songs%20List.xls

Click this link to download the file

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Altar Call Songs, Or Songs To Sing While Others Are Praying In The Altar.

ABOVE ALL ELSE, I MUST BE SAVED
ALL HE WANTS IS YOU
ALMOST PERSUADED
AMAZING GRACE
ARE YOU IN THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT?
ARE YOU READY, ARE YOU READY
ARE YOU WASHED, IN THE BLOOD?
ASK THE SAVIOR TO HELP YOU
AT THE CROSS, AT THE CROSS
BACK TO BETHEL
BECAUSE HE LIVES
BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH
BLESSED ASSURANCE
CALLING TODAY, HE’S CALLING TODAY
CLOSE TO THEE
COME UNTO ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST
COMING DOWN DOWN DOWN
COMING HOME
DEAR JESUS, ABIDE WITH ME
DO YOU KNOW MY JESUS, DO YOU KNOW MY FRIEND?
DON’T LET IT BE SAID, TOO LATE, TOO LATE
DON’T LET ME FORGET WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR
DON’T LET ME STAND WITHOUT A STAR IN MY CROWN
DON’T LET ME WALK TOO FAR FROM CALVARY
DON’T TURN HIM AWAY
DOWN AT THE CROSS
DOWN FROM HIS GLORY
EASTERN GATE
ETERNITY, ETERNITY, WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
FARTHER ALONG
FILL ME NOW
FILL MY CUP LORD
GIVE ME A CLEAN HEART
GIVE UP AND LET JESUS TAKE OVER
GOD’S NOT DEAD, HE’S STILL ALIVE
GOT ANY RIVERS YOU THINK ARE UNCROSSABLE?
GRACE, GRACE, GOD’S GRACE
HAD IT NOT BEEN
HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LAMB
HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD
HAVE YOU COUNTED THE COST?
HE’S COMING SOON
HE’S MY ROCK MY SWORD
HE’S THE OAK AND I’M THE IVY
HE HAD COMPASSION ON ME
HE IS ABLE TO DELIVER THEE
HE IS LORD
HE IS MY REASON FOR LIVING
HE KNEW ME, YET HE LOVED ME, HE WHOSE GLORY MADE
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED
HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULTS AND SAW MY NEED
HE SET ME FREE YES, HE SET ME FREE
HE TOUCHED ME
HE WASHED MY EYES WITH TEARS
HEAVEN IS A HOLY PLACE
HEAVEN WILL SURELY BE WORTH IT ALL
HERE I AM LORD, HERE I AM, I GIVE ALL MYSELF TO THEE..
HIS POWER CAN MAKE YOU WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE
HOLD TO GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND
HOLY GHOST GETTING US READY
HOW ABOUT YOUR HEART?
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?
I’LL BE SOMEWHERE A LISTENING,
I’LL GO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO DEAR LORD
I’M GETTING READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD
I’M GOING THROUGH JESUS, I’M GOING THROUGH
I’M SO GLAD JESUS LIFTED ME
I’M SO GLAD THAT THE LORD SAVED ME
I’VE BEEN TO CALVARY
I’VE GOT IT, I’VE GOT IT
I’VE GOT THE HOLY GHOST DOWN IN MY SOUL, JUST LIKE THE
I AM THINE OH LORD, I HAVE HEARD THY VOICE
I CAN’T EVEN WALK WITHOUT YOU HOLDING MY HAND
I CANNOT FAIL THE LORD
I COULD NEVER OUT LOVE THE LORD
I JUST STEAL AWAY
I KNOW IT WAS THE BLOOD
I LOVE HIM FOR HE IS MINE, I LOVE HIM FOR HE IS DIVINE
I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH TO FAIL HIM NOW
I LOVE HIM, I LOVE HIM, BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED ME
I MUST BE SAVED
I MUST TELL JESUS
I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR
I NEED THEE, OH I NEED THEE
I SAW THE LIGHT
I SEE A CRIMSON STREAM OF BLOOD
I SHALL KNOW HIM, I SHALL KNOW HIM
I SHOULD HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED
I SURRENDER ALL
I WANT TO BE READY TO GO, DON’T YOU?
I WANT TO LIVE THE WAY HE WANTS ME TO LIVE
I WAS THERE WHEN JESUS  SAVED ME
I WILL PRAISE HIM, PRAISE THE LAMB FOR SINNERS SLAIN
I WILL SAY YES, LORD, YES TO  THY WILL AND TO THY WAY
I WILL SERVE THEE BECAUSE I LOVE THEE
I WOULD NOT BE DENIED
IF I HAVE WOUNDED ANY SOUL TODAY
IF YOU’VE TRIED EVERYTHING, AND EVERYTHING HAS FAILED..
IF YOU HAD KNOWN ME, BEFORE I KNEW HIM, YOU’D…
IN THE NAME OF JESUS
IN THE UPPER ROOM WITH JESUS MY LORD
IN TIMES LIKE THESE
INTO MY HEART, INTO MY HEART
INTO THY CHAMBER
INTO YOUR PRESENCE WE COME
IS THINE HEART RIGHT WITH GOD
IS YOUR ALL ON THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE LAIN?
IT’S FOR ME, IT’S FOR YOU, FOR YOUR CHILDREN…
IT’S HARVEST TIME
IT’S MY DESIRE
IT’S NOT THE FIRST MILE
IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL
IT REACHES TO THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN
JESUS BE THE LORD OF ALL
JESUS BREAKS EVERY FETTER
JESUS I LOVE YOU, FOR YOUR TENDER CARE
JESUS IS HERE RIGHT NOW, REACH OUT AND TOUCH HIM
JESUS ON THE MAIN LINE
JESUS USE ME, OH LORD PLEASE DON.T REFUSE ME
JESUS, MY REASON FOR LIVING
JESUS, OH JESUS, DO YOU KNOW HIM TODAY?
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
JUST AS I AM, WITHOUT ONE PLEA
JUST CRY JESUS
KNEEL AT THE CROSS
LEAD ME TO CALVARY
LEAD ME, GUIDE ME, ALONG LIFE’S WAY
LEARNING TO LEAN, LEARNING TO LEAN
LEAVE THEM THERE, LEAVE THEM THERE
LEST I FORGET
LET IT BREATHE ON ME…
LET ME LOSE MYSELF AND FIND IT LORD IN THEE
LET ME WALK WITH YOU JESUS
LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
LOOK TO THE LAMB OF GOD
LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE
LORD DON’T LET ME FAIL
LORD LAY SOME SOUL UPON MY HEART
LORD LIFT ME UP, AND LET ME STAND
LORD LIFT US UP WHERE WE BELONQ
LORD PREPARE ME A SANCTUARY
LORD SEND A REVIVAL, OF THE OLD TIME POWER
LOVEST THOU ME MORE THAN THESE….?
MAKE ME WHAT I OUGHT TO BE
MANY THINGS ABOUT TOMORROW
MERCY REWROTE MY LIFE
MERCY THERE WAS GREAT AND GRACE WAS FREE
MORE OF THEE, MORE OF THEE, I HAVE ALL, BUT WHAT I
MOVE ME WITH YOUR MESSAGE
MUST JESUS BEAR THE CROSS ALONE
MY  HOUSE IS FULL, BUT MY FIELD IS EMPTY
NEAR THE CROSS
NEARING HOME
NO ONE EVER CARED FOR ME LIKE JESUS
NO ONE, NO ONE LIKE JESUS
NOW LET US HAVE A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS
OH FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING
OH LORD HAVE MERCY
OH SOUL AWAY, SOON THE LORD SHALL COME, AND NONE…
OH WHAT A SAVIOUR
OH WHY NOT TONIGHT?
OH, IT IS JESUS, OH IT IS JESUS
ONE DAY TOO LATE
ONE TOUCH OF HIS HAND
ONLY BELIEVE
ONLY JESUS CAN SATISFY
ONLY TRUST HIM, ONLY TRUST HIM
PASS ME NOT
PEACE, PEACE
PENTECOSTAL FIRE IS FALLING
PRECIOUS BLOOD
PRECIOUS JESUS
REACH OUT AND TOUCH THE LORD
RENEW IN ME, THAT 1ST LOVE
SEARCH ME LORD, SEARCH ME LORD, SHINE THE LIGHT OF
SEARCH ME OH GOD
SEND IT ON DOWN, SEND IT ON DOWN
SERVE HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART
SHELTERED IN THE ARMS OF GOD
SHUT IN WITH GOD, IN A SECRET PLACE
SIN CAN NEVER ENTER THERE
SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
SOME GLORIOUS DAYBREAK, JESUS WILL COME
SOMEDAY THERE’LL BE NO TOMORROW
SOMETHING GOT A HOLD OF ME
SPEAK MY LORD, SPEAK MY LORD
SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD, FALL FRESH ON ME
SWEEP OVER MY SOUL
TAKE IT ALL, TAKE IT ALL, WHAT THE WORLD
TAKE UP THY CROSS AND FOLLOW ME
TEACH ME LORD TO WAIT
TELL IT TO JESUS, TELL IT TO JESUS
THANK YOU LORD FOR SAVING MY SOUL
THE CROSS IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS GRACE
THE LIGHTHOUSE
THE LONGER I SERVE HIM THE SWEETER HE GROWS
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
THE UNSEEN HAND
THE WAY OF THE CROSS LEADS HOME
THE WORLD NEEDS JESUS, BUT WHY SHOULD I TELL YOU?
THERE’S A GREAT DAY COMING, A GREAT DAY COMING
THERE’S A SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE
THERE’S NO ONE, NO ONE LIKE JESUS
THERE’S ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU
THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD
THERE IS A FOUNTAIN WHICH FLOWS FROM CALVARY
THERE IS A PLACE OF QUIETNESS
THERE IS COMING A DAY
THERE IS JUST NO PLACE LIKE HOME
THERE IS POWER, POWER
THROUGH IT ALL, THROUGH IT ALL…
THROW OUT THE LIFELINE
TO BE LIKE JESUS
TO BE USED OF GOD
TOMORROW
TOUCHING JESUS IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS
TRUST IN THE LORD, WITH ALL THINE HEART…
TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
UNTIL THEN
WASTED YEARS
WE BRING A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
WE DEDICATE THIS TEMPLE TO YOU LORD
WE HAVE COME INTO THIS HOUSE TO MAGNIFY THE LORD…
WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE
WHAT CAN HE DO..
WHEN HE REACHED DOWN HIS HAND FOR ME
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD
WHEN I WALK UP THOSE STREETS OF GOLD
WHEN JESUS BREAKS THE MORNING
WHERE COULD I GO?
WHERE HE LEADS ME, I WILL FOLLOW
WHERE WILL YOU BE A MILLION YEARS FROM NOW
WHILE I WAS PRAYING, SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME
WHO AM I THAT A KING
WHY DON’T YOU LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THE LORD
WHY NOT TONIGHT?
WHY SHOULD HE LOVE ME SO?
YES I KNOW, JESUS BLOOD CAN MAKE..
YOU’VE GOT TO LIVE FOREVER SOMEWHERE
YOU CAN’T MAKE ME DOUBT IT….
YOU NEVER MENTIONED HIM TO ME
YOU WON’T LEAVE HERE LIKE YOU CAME

Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 16, 2013 at 12:06 am

15 Responses

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  1. I must say I knew the majority, yet several I’ve lost memory of…thanks for posting, got some songs to re–learn.

    Jonathan Pierce

    February 16, 2013 at 2:07 am

  2. I thankful to say I know every one of these songs!!! Live them! Thanks for reminding us. I copied & will save to Good Reader as my memory is…..well,you know!!!

    Carlene Branham

    February 16, 2013 at 8:11 am

  3. I remember when you put this list together, and I think I know all the songs on here. Although I have many times wondered why my suggestion of “I just wanna be a sheep, baa baa baa baa” never made the final cut.

    MartyJ2

    February 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

    • You made me laugh out loud. Love ya son!!

      Martyn Ballestero

      February 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

    • So my pastor wasn’t the only one who wouldn’t let me play that one after his messages on submission?

      Elaine

      February 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  4. This list has a lot of beautiful songs…and having it compiled is an incredible resource! Thank you for posting. – Elaine

    Elaine

    February 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

  5. I think I counted 22 songs I didn’t know. The old songs are so full of meaning! Thank you for the list to remind us!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    February 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    • Bro Ballestero: Thanks for your preface to the list of songs, and for the list as well. I couldn’t agree more, and have felt the difference when the right type of song was not used, as well as the opposite when it was.

      Lloyd

      February 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  6. Elder,
    Thanks for posting this list. We still do many of these songs, but there were some that I didn’t remember till your list brought them back in my mind. Gonna make a copy of this to put in my music folder at church. I really apprieciate your posts even though I may not comment every time, they have been a great source of help to me.

    Daryl Jorden

    February 19, 2013 at 8:04 am

  7. What a great list! It makes me sad that so many churches don’t sing these songs anymore. It makes me happy that the folks at Huntland Pentecostal aren’t afraid to sing the old songs.

    Caleb

    February 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  8. The Altar: home base in a church service; home free, the portal, dry land, destination, the opposite pole of the magnate drawing people to prayer & intimate praise! So many words to describe our church service altar. The music has to be perfect (in the Holy Ghost). The people at the altar do not listen to the words or beat BUT anointed choruses like these stir up the saints to find the will of the Spirit that is moving upon those praying to encourage a union of souls with God. Thank you for the list!

    PastorBobHall

    April 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  9. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this! My pastor asked me to start using older songs for altar call, but I didn’t know how to begin to start looking for them. This list helps SO much.

    jennifersmith1983

    May 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

  10. Any know the word to Jesus is here right now

    Teri

    November 3, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    • I remember this oldie:

      Jesus is here, right now, reach out & touch Him
      Jesus is here right now, only believe
      Jesus is standing near
      Ready your heart to cheer
      Jesus is here right now, only receive.

      Pastor Hall

      November 5, 2016 at 12:52 am


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