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Ahh, ha-ah. Ah, This is, I have to have to have this turned up louder when I sing Rock 'n' Roll. Ahh, owe, owe, owe! Who's in charge of the microphones? Ah, no, I can adjust it, I want it louder. Now when you know a pretty story You don't let it go unsaid You tell it to your children as you tuck them into bed And when you know a wonderful secret You tell it to your friends Tell them that a life time filled with Jesus Is like a street that never ends, alright! Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And let your laughter fill the air Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And tell the people everywhere Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation To every man and every nation Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And let the people know that Jesus cares. And that's the way it goes. Those of you who have English backgrounds can appreciate the alliteration of sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation. It is a "Sing-along" and those of you with lisps I don't really, ah... So if you'll sing this part... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Then I will sing the next part Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation La, la, la, la, la, la Sing that sweet, sweet.... Now you men can drop out of this part if you want to. You women can hold your head high. We'll try it once. Are you ready? One, two, three... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And let the... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation, oohh! Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Da, da, da, bah... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation. Yeah, that was good. Alright, are you ready? Are you on your own? Youth workers and leaders. Alright, one, two, three... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Sing it like you mean it Let your laughter fill the air Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And tell the people everywhere Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Some, I know some of you have mnemonic devices that you've learned as you, you know, taught, ah. Mnemonic means things, visual things or physical things that help you understand what's going on. Sometimes a teacher will draw on the blackboard as he lectures to his class so that the pupils will visualize what is going on or sometimes a teacher will take a ruler and hit one of the students. So if I get you physically involved I know your minds are, well, physically. Why don't we clap? I'll give you a pattern. This is Rock 'n' Roll. Rock 'n' Roll, as you know, if you're an adult, means repetitious. So that's why the words are the same all throughout the song. Now if I give you a pattern it will be, ah, it will have a beat you know. It will... What is that word that man who thinks Rock 'n' Roll is of the devil use, ah, syncopation. Syncopation. I don't use words like that. Syncopation. Well this Rock 'n' Roll so we'll syncopate it so you'll all know which side of the pearly gates it's on. We'll do it like this.. Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation [clap-clap] They missed it. It's only twice Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation [clap-clap] That was good. Now the second section of tables. You can do the same thing as the first section. Those of you are uptight about clapping for a religious, you know, song or experience, ah, you can think of it as praying, rapidly. And the waitresses and the cooks can join in. I know you haven't, you know, paid the price of the convention here. You don't have meal tickets but you welcome, so join in. Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation, come on, come on Let your laughter fill the air Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation [clap-clap] Tell the people everywhere Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation [clap-clap] To every man and every nation Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And let the people know that Jesus cares. Ah, if only your youth groups could see you right now. Now look around you as you sing it There are people everywhere And to those who stop to listen This sweet song becomes a prayer 'Cause when you know a wonderful secret You tell it to your friends Go on and tell them that a lifetime filled with you know who Is like a street that never ends. Alright, it's your turn... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - Sing it like you mean it And let your laughter fill the air Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - sweet, song of Salvation Tell the people everywhere Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - whoa! To every man and every nation Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation And let the people know that Jesus cares You got to let the people know that Jesus cares He really does. He died for all of them and set them free Can you let the people know that Jesus cares Sit around tables, sit in chairs but you got to let the people know that Jesus cares Go away from here, get on a plane, go back home and do your thing Be a leader. But don't stand up followers. Don't call yourself a leader. Jesus is a leader. You're a follower too. You maybe in front of some other people in line. But you not the leader, you're a follower. There are no leaders, Rock 'n' Roll There are no leaders but the Lord Don't dress yourself up like an example He will look at you and say, "Ah, if I could only be as good as him" If they only knew, whooo! Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] And let your laughter fill the air Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - wha-a-a-ah! And let the people, let them know everywhere Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation To President Nixon and the United Nation Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation Let the people.... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Is that because I mentioned the President? Alright, the last time... Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] You can make up your own words this time Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] They don't necessarily have to rhyme Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Just make sure it's all in time Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Sing that sweet, sweet song of Salvation - [clap-clap] Let the people know that Jesus cares - ohhhh! Ohhhh!  
Addressing The National Youth Workers Convention