Majestic Serenity – Lyrics

These are the lyrics from “Majestic Serenity” 1992 release


Puppet of Beauty

September 1990

Lyrics by T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger

Sexual temptation is a deadly killer.  No one is immune to it.  The book of
Proverbs in the Bible tells us to seek after wisdom and fear God.  That’s
what we want to do but many times don’t do.  This song is a reminder to all
of us to remember the source of all temptation.  Whether you are a “Puppet of Beauty” or the one struggling with sexual temptation, remember Satan is in the process of destroying you. Resist him and he will flee from you!

Verse 1

My son keep my words and store my commands within you   (Proverbs 7:1-3/ 2: 1-5)
Keep my commands and you will live  
(Leviticus 18: 4-5)
Write them on the tablet of your heart  
(Proverbs 3: 1-3)
What? Look at her!  
(Matthew 5: 27-29)
Her beauty overwhelms you   
(Proverbs 5: 20)
She’ll hold you and kiss you    
(Proverbs 7: 10-14)
… your fantasies running wild.  
(1 John 2: 16-17/ James 1: 14-15)
Everything you ever wanted.  
(Romans 13: 13-14)
Don’t let this one go!  
(Proverbs 11: 6)

Verse 2

I am wisdom!  Seek me and you will prosper  (Proverbs 4: 5-8)
Don’t even think about pleasing yourself    (
1 Corinthians 10: 24)
Her words drip with death!   
(Proverbs 5: 3-5)
Imagine . . . lips of honey
Her hair running through your fingers
No one will know man . . . take her now …
(Proverbs 14:12)
She’ll give you anything you want
You’re not getting any younger!

Verse 3

Words will lead you (Proverbs 7: 21-22)
Seductive words to destruction
Follow her and you will die like a beast
He will bring you down!  
(1 Peter 5: 8)


Puppet of beauty    (Proverbs 6: 25)
They run you life now   
(Romans 8: 5-6/ Galatians 4: 8)
You disobey the Father  
(Colossians 3: 5-6)
Time to use your brains now!    
(2 Peter 3: 1-3/ 1 Corinthians 15:34)
Verse 4

Wisdom call out   (Proverbs 1: 20-23)
It cries out across the land
To you, oh man, it calls out
Heed the Lord’s commands!
(John 15: 10)


August 1989

Lyrics by T. Denlinger
Music by Tim Swarthout


Paracletos is a Greek word which means, “the Comforter, Counselor, Advocate, etc.”  Jesus told His disciples in John 16:7 that when He left them, the Counselor (Holy Spirit) would come to them.   If you read John 16: 7-11, you’ll understand it better.   We sing this song at the beginning of our shows to ask the Holy Spirit to convict hearts and to cause people to believe in Jesus.

Sovereign Spirit we ask You to come.  (Isaiah 61: 1-2/ Luke 11:13)
Your power convicting hard hearts of stone  
(John 16: 7-11/ Ezekiel 36: 26-27)
We call You beside us to guide us to speak  
(John 16: 12-15/ Acts 4:31)
Your truths for glory, please walk with our feet    
(Romans 10: 14-15)

The Wind rushes through our souls

(Acts 2:2/ Ezekiel 37: 9-14)
The Oil flows deep within our bones
(1 Samuel 16: 13/ 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22)
Tongues of fire, descending Dove
   (Acts 2: 3-4/ Matthew 3: 16)
Holy Spirit, Paracletos come!    (John 14: 16-18/ John 15: 26-27)

Corridor To Light

November 1991

Lyrics by  T. Denlinger, narrative by Jeff King
Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger


This song is dedicated to Tom’s grandfather, Milton E. Denlinger, who died January 4, 1991. He was 82 years old when he died, and he lived his life for the glory of God.  This song was envisioned as Tom studied the scriptures and took hold of the promises God gives us about death. Without Jesus, you will stand before the Throne condemned and He will utter those dreaded words to you:  “Depart from Me, I never knew you.” If you know Jesus as your Savior, you will experience this song someday. Praise Him!  Enjoy!


Years of walking, the images flood corners of my mind
Spiraling upward through the murky haze, my escorts sped me toward the
beckoning light

White light dancing
We laugh as darkness runs and hides
My heart pounding and my body tenses with fear, we passed over the threshold
of life and death

Those gone before us wait   
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-15)
Angelic multitudes lift voiced praise   
(Luke 15:10/ Revelation 19:6-7)
As earthly scales fall off my eyes  
(1 Corinthians 13:12)
Soaring into a great expanse of pure white light, I felt the glory of Heaven
rush over me like a mighty wave.  All my fears and doubts were swept away,
enveloped in unspeakable joy, and I drank deeply from the river of life.

Fear is gone now    
(1 John 4:18, Romans 8:15)
Freedom like I never knew before    
(2 Corinthians 3:17/ 5:2-4)
Fear is gone now, freedom like I never knew
Never knew before
As my eyes adjusted to the light, dazzling shapes and contours gradually
became clearer.  What I saw astounded me . . . a world of crystal and light.
Angels flew overhead as thunder and lightning blazed across the emerald sky.   Radiant light emanated from an unseen source, and every object seemed to glow with His glory.  Before me a great sea shone like liquid diamonds.  Vivid colors danced on its mirrored surface and I stood in awe of its splendor. As I looked on with amazement, a mighty voice called my name.  Turning around . . . I shuttered to find myself standing before the mighty throne of God, alone.  Its immensity will steal your breath away. Towering into the vast heavenly sky, its enormous height is beyond all human comparison. Glistening like thousands of sparkling ice crystals, it casts out beams of multicolored light as the glory of God shines through it. So fearsome is He who sits on the throne that the earth and sky flee from His presence.  Dwelling in the unapproachable light of His glory, He reigns over all of the universe, the sovereign master of all rulers and kings.  I cowered before Him, a minute speck, yet the center of all His attention.  I could not hide.

Standing alone, there is no one to answer for you   (2 Corinthians 5:10)
Sins stains your life   
(Isaiah 64:6)
What will you do now?
My mind racing, I struggled to think of something . . . anything I could
have done to prove myself worthy.  But all my acts of righteousness were like
nothing but filthy rags.

Father, my life seems so dirty  
(Zechariah 3: 3-4)
Have mercy on me!   
(Psalm 57:1)
Christ’s blood is all that has bought me    
(Revelation 5:9)
Have mercy on me!
But very slowly, God stretched out His hand toward my trembling
body and gently lifted my chin.  I felt the intensity of His compassionate
touch, and with indescribable tenderness in His voice, He spoke to me . . .

I knew you before I formed you  
(Jeremiah 1:5)
I touched your small body   
(Psalm 139:13-16)
I breathed your first breath    (Genesis 2:7)
I knew all your dreams  
(Romans 8:26-27)
. . . He knows you, He cares for you, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done.
I saw life through your eyes   
(Psalm 34:15)
I felt your hurt    
(Matthew 5:4)
I felt your pain    
(Matthew 5:11)
I understood every thought  (1 Chronicles 28: 9)
I felt your pain    
(1 Peter 3:14)
All Jesus did was offer us genuine love, and we nailed Him to a cross.  The
“good” people of His time thought that he was a danger to society, a
radical. They showed Him hatred without even giving Him a chance.  They just didn’t
understand what He was about.  He wants to set you free from your pain, not
burden you down with more.

I knew you before I formed you, and I touched your small body
I breathed your first breath, and I knew all your dreams
I saw life through your eyes, and I felt your hurt, I felt your hurt
I understood every thought, and I felt your pain, I felt your pain
God gently lifted me up and stood me to my feet.  In His hand He held a
brilliant white robe, which He placed over my head.  As the robe enfolded
over me an intense heat swept through my body, burning away my mortality and
leaving me standing pure and holy.  As God stepped back onto the throne, He
gazed at me with a look of total acceptance.  I wanted to run and hide from
His majestic presence, but I remembered the forgiveness and mercy He had
given to me as His child . . . His incredible love for me.  As I stood
confidently before God, angelic choirs rejoiced and sang praises to the Holy
Lamb, welcoming me into His kingdom.  Their voices reached a deafening
crescendo as God abruptly rose from His throne and stretched His arms out
across the Heavens.

You have overcome the world
(1 John 5: 4-5)
And now you’re dressed in white
(Revelation 3: 4-5)
Never will I blot out your name
From the book of life

Come now, my blessed one

(Revelation 22:14)
My kingdom is yours
(Luke 22: 28-30)
Taste and see!  
(Psalm 34: 8)
Never will you know pain again  
(Revelation 21: 3-4)
For all eternity

Short But Suite: Opus in D Flat

December 1991

Music by C. Turner

Royal Honor

July 1989

Lyrics by T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger


We worship and praise our Lord through our music.  We want you to feel His majestic power and provide you with a tune to praise Him along with us.  We hope you take the time to use these verses as a Bible study to intensify your relationship with Him.


My soul finds rest in God alone   (Psalm 62: 1-2)
My salvation comes from Him
He alone is my Rock, my salvation
He’s my fortress, I will never be shaken

Verse 1

Father, I love You Father   (Romans 8:15)
I want to do Your will   
(Luke 22: 42)
You saved me from the hands of Satan    
(1 John 3:8)
My life is Yours to fill  
 (Psalm 107:9 / Acts 4:31)
I love You Jesus, You died for me that day   
(Luke 23:46 / 1 John 4:10)
When sinless, You were nailed to the cross  
(2 Corinthians 5:21 / Colossians 1:19-20)
My life is Yours today 
(Romans 12:1/ Matthew 10: 38-39)

Verse 2

Father, your Word says I should obey your commands  (John 14:21)
I stand here before you now, touch me with your hand    
(Luke 18: 15,16)
O Holy Spirit, your power is what we need   
(Acts 1:8/ Ephesians 5:18)
There’s nothing more I crave but you    
(Psalm 63:1)
O hear these words I plead  
(Psalm 5:1-2/ 1 John 5: 14-15)

Heavenly Throne

April 1990

Lyrics by T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner

Every time any human has been in the presence of God, the Bible says they fell on their face as though dead.  We cannot begin to comprehend the awesome power of God.  Both Ezekiel in verse one and John in verse two of Revelation stood before God and were sent out to tell the world what He had told them.   That is His command to you.  If you have given your life to Him, this song is for you.

Verse 1

Spread out above the heads of a million living creatures   (Ezekiel 1:22/ 10:1)
As far as I could see and expanse like sparkling ice   
(Revelation 4:6/ 15:2)
I heard their wings take flight
Like the sounds of rushing waters   
(Ezekiel 1:24)
I heard the voice of God in unapproachable light    
(Acts 9: 3-6/ 1 Timothy 6: 15-16)

His voice surrounded me
Like the light of His glory
(Ezekiel 10:4-5/ Job 40: 9-10)
I fell down on my face before the throne   
(Revelation 1: 17/ Ezekiel 1:28)


Stand up O man of God    (Ezekiel 2: 1-2)
Get off your face and see
Tell the people everywhere   
(Matthew 28: 19-20)
What you’ve found in me  
(Revelation 1: 19)
I am the First, I am the Last   (Revelation 1: 7-8)
I AM that I AM   
(John 8: 58/ Exodus 3: 14)
I was dead but now I live   
(Revelation 1: 17-18)
It is you I send    
(Ezekiel 2: 3/ John 20: 21)

Verse 2

I heard a voice blast out
Like the sound of a screaming trumpet   
(Revelation 1: 10-16)
I turned around to see the Holy Son of God
His hair was white as wool,
Like the snow on a winter’s morning   
(Daniel 7:9)
His eyes were blazing fire
His face as bright as the sun

Fort Drum

June 1987

Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony

Holy Avenger

June 1990

Lyrics by T. Denlinger, C. Turner

Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger

We are sick and tired of the uneducated, foolish accusations the world throws at God’s Holy Word. It has withstood the test of time and proves by its perfection that it is truly supernatural, holy book. The voice of the skeptic cries loud and offers the human answer which is, “… free to think as you please …” By the authority of God’s Word, we call this reasoning senseless, shameful and obviously satanic.

Verse 1

Take heed oh senseless ones who dwell among the people (Psalms 92: 6-7/ 94:8)

You trust in truth that you create and shout it to the children. (Colossians 2: 8)

Does He Who implanted your ear not hear your proud pronouncements? (Psalm 94: 9)

Does He Who formed your eyes not see your grand illusions? (Proverbs 20: 12)


Holy God, Holy Avenger (Nahum 1: 2-3/ Revelation 6: 9-10)

O Lord our God shine forth (Psalm 94:1)

Overwhelm us with Your Glory (Exodus 15:11/ Habakkuk 3: 2-6)

Show them now and let them praise Your Name (Luke 19: 37-38)

Verse 2

You search for inner peace that special place of beauty (Deuteronomy 18: 10-12)

One with the Universe to see into infinity (Romans 1:25)

Does He Who made your mind not seek to know you fully (Psalm 139: 1-8, 23-24)

Does He not call you now to leave your quest for folly? (Psalm 85: 8/ Proverbs 26: 11-12)


Sometime soon … there’s a time that’s coming so soon (1 Thessalonians 5: 1-3)

Wake up and find out that we are all gone (Matthew 24: 30-31)

And you were left behind (Matthew 24: 40-44/ 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-17)

Empty … oh, so empty … (Matthew 25: 41-46)

You realize you were wrong

What will you do? What will you say?

Where will you go? Who will you pay?

Nobody! Nobody! Ooh Nobody!

Call Upon The Master

September 1986

Lyrics and music by Rod Feltman


God knows your hurt!  He knows your pain!  He wants to hold you in His arms.  He made you and knows everything about you.  All He wants is your trust and your obedience and He will make your life into something you could never dream of.  Believe me, it works!

Verse 1

You say that you are all alone  (Psalm 38: 9-11/ Deuteronomy 31:6)
You cry but no one hears    
(Psalm 22:1-2)
Times are always changing people come and go    
(Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8)
The night surrounds you with fear   
(Psalm 91:5/ 23:4)


If you want to put away your sorrow    (Isaiah 60: 20)
If you want to put away your pain   
(Revelation 7: 17)
Time has come for you to make your mind up  
(2 Corinthians 6: 2)
Don’t let it go again   
(Ecclesiastes 9:12/ James 4:14)


You just call upon the Master   (Psalm 145:18)
Call upon His name  
(Romans 10: 12-13)
He will send His fighting angels to the game   
 (Psalm 91: 9-12/ Hebrews 1:14)

Verse 2

You feel your love is fading far away   (Lamentations 3: 18-20)
Your paths have split in two
It’s time to know
There’s a love that will never change   
(Lamentations 3: 21-23/ Isaiah 54: 10)
His arms are reaching out to you    
(Luke 15: 20/ Isaiah 40:11)

Voice of the Prodigal

December 1991

Lyrics by Jeff Zimmerman, T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger

Someone once said, “I have lost the will to live, simply nothing more to
give.”  What a shame!  I feel so bad for people who enjoy being depressed.  Why do I say that? Because there are answers to life’s problems, but most people know that answers don’t come cheap.  Real answers work when the person in need really wants to change.  If you hate life, there are two things you have to know.  God loves you and has all the answers you need in His word, the Bible.  Secondly, in order for you to reach into His word, you must first let go of what you are holding onto. God has been waiting for you.  Cry out to Him!

Verse 1

Anger, bitterness, rage (Galatians 5: 19-21/ Colossians 3:8)
They dominate my thoughts   
(Ephesians 4: 31-32)
This world has treated me like dirt
(Psalm 6: 6-7)
I have a right to feel this way!
Politicians, teachers, preachers    
(Romans 12: 1-4)
Get out of my face
I will live the way I want  
(Judges 21:25)
Free to live for me!
My parents do not love me   
(Ephesians 6: 1-4)
They deserve my anger and my hate   
(2 Timothy 3:2)
All they do is bust on me
So my ears are closed to what they say!

They don’t understand
No one understands  
(Proverbs 20:24)
I’ve been abused, I will never forgive  
(Matthew 6: 14-15)
Get them out of my life!


Stop and look at yourself   (Psalm 4:4)
What good does your anger bring?    
(Ephesians 4: 26-27)
It brings poison
Bondage to the object of your anger
(Romans 6: 17-18)
You’re hurt and tired   
(Matthew 11:28)
Christ is willing to heal your pain
(Isaiah 53: 5)
Reach out to Him! Reach out to Him!
(Romans 10:13)
Poison in your soul
(Hebrews 12: 14-15)
There is poison, down deep
(Deuteronomy 29: 17-18)
Real poison in your soul  
(Acts 8:23)
Cry out to Him!  Cry out to Him!    
(Psalm 130:1)

Verse 3

All your hurt, all your pain
Do you think the God who made you really cares?
(Psalm 139:13)
We’re here to tell you He does!    
(Ephesians 2: 4-5)
He knew you before He formed you in your mother’s womb  
(Jeremiah 1:5)
He knows your need for love
(Romans 5:8)
God says “you will seek Me and find Me
When you seek with all your heart.”
(Jeremiah 29:13)
Satan wants to fill you with his lies   
(1 John 3: 7-8)
Of revenge and blasphemy    
(Revelation 13: 5-6)
He is a liar    
(John 8:44)

There’s a way that seems right to a man
But it only leads to death

(Proverbs 16:25)
A wise man fears the Lord   
(Psalm 111:10)
And thirsts for Him while He may be found   
(Isaiah 55: 1-6)

Why are you downcast my soul!

(Psalm 42:11)
Why are you disturbed?
Put your hope in God and trust Him
Rise up now and take His strong hand    
(Psalm 89:13)

That’s right!  What are you gonna do man?
Refuse to accept God’s love?

(John 3:16-18)

Spit in Christ’s face?

(Hebrews 6:6)
I think it’s time you took a bath
In His precious Holy blood!
(Hebrews 9: 13-14)


June 1988

Lyrics  by T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner, R. Feltman, M. Anthony, T. Denlinger


This song reflects the lie that the non-Christian rock musician lives who defiantly preaches hedonism at the expense of his/her audience.  We see the crowd looking up to us, and we realize our responsibility to them. Every musician is responsible to their audience.  If a musician ever sets his goal on making money at the expense of his audience, he will answer to God.  Jesus said in Luke 17:1-2, “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come.  It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.” I’d say that’s pretty easily interpreted. Wouldn’t you agree?!

Verse 1

The multitudes are watching (Matthew 13: 14-15)
They see but cannot see
I hear laughter in the crowd
I see them staring at me
My words will give them pleasure   
(2 Timothy 4: 3-4)
The drug that calms their fears
But only for an instant
He helps me tickle their ears


He’s a liar (John 8:44)
And the young fall prey
(John 10:10a)
He’s a liar
They will soon hate the day
(2 Corinthians 5:10)
When they see themselves
Under piercing pure light   
(Acts 26:18)
He has blinded their eyes   
(2 Corinthians 4:4)
When wrong seems too right  
(John 3:19-20)

Verse 2

They cheer when I appear    (Daniel 3: 7, 12)
They cry when I walk the stage
They buy my cool philosophies   
(1 Timothy 4:1)
The crowd shouts forth with rage
When white rock sings so pure   (
2 Peter 2: 20-22)
The contrast is too great
Returning, they dance and chant to me
Again they take the bait
I thought I knew what I did up there
Isn’t satan just a word?
My fans are pulling triggers now
My vision’s getting blurred
But still they keep on coming
The craze is too intense
I’m caught in a trap of fame and wealth
(1 Timothy 6:9)
They want me on the fence.


Tom Denlinger: lead and backing vocals

Rod Feltman: lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitars and backing vocals

Chuck Turner: bass guitar and backing vocals in “Royal Honor” and “Puppet of Beauty

Michael Anthony: drums and backing vocals in “Royal Honor

Special thanks to our guest artist: Jeff King – keyboards and narrative in “Corridor to Light”.

Majestic Serenity was recorded and mixed 3/4/92 – 4/12/92 at Susquehanna Sound Studios, Northumberland, PA. Special thanks to Ray Fletcher and Bob “cellophane on the toilet” Spangler.

Produced by SARDONYX. Engineer: Mike “what do YOU think?” Knight. Mixed by Mike Knight and SARDONYX. Art Direction, Design and Cover Art: Tom Denlinger; Band Photography: Cince Simione and Michael Anthony; Cover photography: Reynold and Mike Schenke; Concept and Development: Tom Denlinger; Scripture preparation and research: Mark Van Gorder, Jeff Zimmerman, Tom Denlinger and Chuck Turner.

Tom Denlinger would like to thank:

My wife Ruth (Guys, make sure you pray every day for a wife that will love and support you and your ministry. God answered my prayers.) Thank you, Ruth, for your constant love and encouraging words. Thanks Mom and Dad Denlinger, Gwen and Whitney, Dean, Bryan and Penny, Nanny and Pop Pop Frey and Grandma Denlinger. Thanks for understanding not having me around too much. We have a long future together. I love you all. I have way too many thanks to print here. See volume 3, issue 2 of LightShine Magazine for full credits. Thanks!

Rod Feltman would like to thank:

My beautiful wife, Anne, for all your love, encouragement and patience. My family: Dave, Arlene and Matt; Roy, Nancy and Alan; Alan and Naomi Varner; Angie for her support at shows; Jim Haubert for allowing me the time off when I need it; John Swartz, Mike Reeser and the rest of the crew; Jeff King, the best guitar tech a guy could have; Mike Knight for being my “ears” a few times.

Chuck Turner would like to thank:

Tim Swarthout, Tim “Taz” Bird, Dennis “Do you live in a vacuum?” Gee, REZ, Glenn Gregory, Kevin Fern, James Palmer, SSG. Thomas Leopard, Wes Humphries, my family back home “Hi Mom!” & most of all to my most awesome wife, Barb, and my two boys, Chuck III & Christian. I love you!

Michael Anthony would like to thank:

Jacintha, my wife, thanks for your support in all this band stuff, for feeding and putting up with all of us in the band. Thanks for your prayers and for helping to sustain me at those times when I was down. To Trinity, my little daughter, thank you for your prayers. God hears them and is pleased. To Gavin, my little son, I pray that God molds you into a great man of God. To my grandmothers, my brothers and sister, to my Mom and Phil, to my Dad and Ruth, thank you for seeing the value of this ministry (not some selfish rock and roll craze). I’m sorry for not being able to attend certain “get togethers” because of SARDONYX. It is not easy. Thanks to Margaret, my mother in law for caring for our kids on those late concert nights and weekends. To Bill Burns, my drum tech, you took a load off me. Your company on and off the road is appreciated.

Road Crew:

Tony “what are they thinkin’?” Guyer: stage manager, driver, gofer, bouncer and all around nice guy.

Jeff King: guitar tech, keyboards and special effects. Great job on the narrative in “Corridor to Light”.

Bill Burns: drum tech and resident informant on the latest in death metal.

Jody Shue: merchandise sales, photographer and all around big help in making things a little less hectic.

Mark Van Gorder: road representative for LightShine. Thanks for all the behind the scenes stuff!

SARDONYX is committed to sharing with you the great news that you can have new life in Jesus Christ. This is not religion. This is a personal relationship with Jesus. Living every day with Him. We hope that Majestic Serenity & Rebel of Reason has encouraged you to consider His plan for your life. We encourage you to find a Bible and look up the verses in each song as a Bible study. Pray to God simply by asking Him to teach you and He will reveal Himself to you. Obviously we would love to answer any questions.

These are the lyrics from “Rebel of Reason” 1990 release



July 1989

Lyrics by T. Denlinger

Music by C. Turner, T. Swarthout, R. Feltman, M. Simione, T. Denlinger   

Many of us have been called by God to teach the world about Gods free gift of salvation but we have sin in our lives.  Brothers and sisters, grab it by the throat and rip it out of your lives or get out of the ministry.  We wrote this song as a reminder for us.  Please pray for us.  Thanks!

Verse 1

In the beginning  vision is clear

Souls are dying  Christ is near (Deuteronomy 31: 6-8)

Spirit is working  nothing to fear

Comfort in Jesus  shedding no tears

Verse 2

Times are changing  but you cannot see

You are straying  from reality

Fooling the people  and fooling yourself

You’re no different   than anyone else


Scandal … never you say

Scandal … but you like to play

Scandal … from Him you hide

Scandal … fried by your pride (Proverbs 16:18)

Verse 3

Battle is raging  you feel like a fake

Thinking it through (Matt. 5: 27-28)  you know what’s at stake

Selfish and greedy  potential is lost (1 John 2: 16-17)

Voided and useless  you’re driven by lust (Proverbs 5)


Scandal … Satan laughs!

Scandal … demons roar

Scandal … a battle is lost

Scandal … in the heat of the war.

Don’t Chase The Rainbow

September 1988

Lyrics by C. Turner, T. Denlinger

Music by C. Turner


Suicide never solves any problems.  It only makes things worse especially if you dont know Jesus.   Sometimes we get so depressed that we lose perspective on making good choices.  Satan doesnt care about you.  He is the father of lies and paints a pretty picture of happiness through suicide.  When you get to know Jesus, you realize that every single problem in your life is allowed by Him to make you a better person (Romans 8:28).  When your life seems too hard and you feel like giving up, ask Jesus to talk to you through the Bible and read the book of Psalms.  He will never fail you.

Verse 1

Feel the rope make the rope much tighter

Standing up on top of a chair

In your mind someone has told you

Go ahead no one will care

Verse 2

Feel the tears as they fall downward

Taste the salt running down your face

If you don’t they’ll think you’re a coward (1 Corinthians 15: 33)

Blow your brains all over the place.


Don’t chase the rainbow (Genesis 3/ Luke 8: 12)

You will burn in Hell (2 Thessalonians 1: 8-9)

Christ is your answer (Acts 4: 12)

He will break the spell (John 16: 33)

Verse 3

Razor blades shining in the sunlight

Catch the gleam from the sight of your eye

Satan says as you look in the mirror

No one loves you, you might as well die! (2 Corinthians 4: 4)

Verse 4

Memories are passing by you

Thinking back to the times you had

Then comes the evil ones voice again

You are mine, come and see the end!

Verse 5

The death of poison twisting

Your life squeezed from your veins

You gasp but life is over (Hebrews 9: 27)

Your body laced with pain

Verse 6

Standing before the fire (Revelation 20: 11-15)

You never knew the Son (Matthew 7: 33/ John 3: 18/ John 5: 24)

But now you’re lost forever

Your chance for life is gone.


July 1989

Lyrics by T. Denlinger

Music by C. Turner, T. Swarthout, R. Feltman, M. Simione, T. Denlinger   


The Bible says that all of mankind was born with a desire to sin (Romans 3:23). That desire separates you from a perfect God (Romans 6:23). The only way to please God is someone’s death for your sin (Hebrews 9:22). Because you were born a sinner (all of us were) this separates you from God. Therefore you are already destined to pay for your own sin unless you accept Christ’s death on the cross as a substitute for you (Romans 8: 1,2). This was God’s act of love for us (John 1: 12-13). Blood was shed by the very God who created you (Hebrews 9:22). That is true love (Romans 5:8) and it shows us true forgiveness (Hebrew 10:17). If you reject His act of love for you as your substitute, you will pay for your own sins by burning in hell forever  … alone (Revelation 20:15 / John 5: 24 & 20:31 / Romans 10 :9-10).

Verse 1

Demons running wild through lustful wavelengths (Ephesians 6: 10-12)

Watering the seeds I’ve sown (Job 4: 8/ Proverbs 22: 8/ Galatians 6: 7-8)

Up and down all around everywhere I look

Except the Sovereign Throne (James 1: 13-15)

Verse 2

Caught in a trap that was set to daze me

Lies rip deep to my soul (1 Timothy 4:1)

Torn and bruised my energy is gone

While guilt’s steel grip takes it’s toll (Psalm 38: 4,51/ Hebrews 10: 22)


As by one man, sin shot thru (Romans 5: 12-17)

Brought down, ripped in two (Genesis 3: 23-24/ Isaiah 59:2/ Ephesians 4: 18-19)

One Man came to die (John 3: 16-18/ 1:14)

Bloodshed so you won’t fry! (Hebrews 9: 14,22-28)


As a boy I delighted to see Your mighty Hand grace mounts of green (Job 38-42)

You took me through Your woods of wonder to see Your work … just You and I (Job 36: 26 – 37:13)

Wonder and awe they kept me there that perfect place where sin was lost

But I was there still young at heart and bound by the sin that held us apart. (Romans 3: 23)

Verse 3

Embracing the lust of youthful failure (2 Timothy 2: 22)

He waits in the stillness of my wisdom (Psalm 46:10/ Proverbs 2)

I foolishly search for selfish ambition (James 3: 14-16)

While thousands are lost forever (Ephesians 5: 15-17)

Rebel of Reason

May 1988

Lyrics by T. Denlinger

Music by C. Turner, T. Swarthout, R. Feltman, M. Simione, T. Denlinger   


Uncontrolled anger is not only dangerous but God calls it sin (James 1: 19-20). In contrast, righteous anger can expose an injustice or speak out against a false misguiding philosophy (Romans 12: 9-11). Righteous anger is the mood of this song. We live in a world which is Satan’s domain (John 12:3 / 2 Corinthians 4:4 / Ephesians 2:2). His purpose is to lead people away from Jesus. In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” Rebel of Reason will hopefully challenge you to think about your life in relation to God’s truth.

Verse 1

Tell me why rebellion wins

When life is snuffed away (Proverbs 10:27)

Bite the Hand that feeds your soul

And throw it all away (Proverbs 11:5)

Burn in hell alone in bitter agony (2 Thessalonians. 1: 8-9)

Realizing when you’re there (Luke 13:28)

You’ve got to be set free

But choices are eternal (Matthew 25:46)

And now you’re all alone

To burn and cry and wish (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)

You had believed on the Son! (Matthew 6:21-23)


You’re a rebel, a rebel of reason (Proverbs 1:7)

Verse 2

Freedom of speech, yeah that’s your rule

To live and do as you please (Ephesians 2: 1-3)

Selfish pride controls your thoughts (2 Timothy 3: 2-5/ Philippians 2:3)

You live your life with ease

“Get out of my life! You’ve got your own … (Proverbs 14:12)

… don’t tell me what to do.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Wisdom sort of slips your mind (Ephesians 5: 15-17)

You’re talking like a fool (Proverbs 12:23)

You’re saying by your lifestyle that God does not exist (1 Corinthians 1:25)

Soon you’ll stand before Him (Revelation 20: 11-15/ Hebrews 10:31)

And see the Truth you missed (John 14:6).

Verse 3

The God we serve is righteous (Psalm 11:7)

His promises stand true (2 Peter 3: 9 & 13)

Hanging on that bloody cross (Isaiah 53)

He did it all for you (John 3: 16-17)

This life is but a vapor (Psalm 144: 4)

And all you have will pass (Matthew 6: 19-21)

So think about your future now (Ephesians 5: 15-17)

Rebellion never lasts (1 Samuel 15:23)

Yes, you will die (Hebrews 9:27)

God has no mercy if you reject His Son (John 3: 16-21)

Depart from Me your fate is sealed (Matthew 25: 41-46)

There’s no more time to run! (Isaiah 10: 3-4)

Selah (Hebrew word meaning “pause and think”)

Rebel of Reason Credits

Produced by SARDONYX

Co-producer and Engineering by Dave Kurtz

Recorded and Mastered at Lifeline Studios, Downingtown, PA

Cover Design by Michael Anthony

Photo by Jacintha Simione

Special Thanks

To the God we serve who is all powerful and sovereign over everything we see and cannot see. Thank You, Father, for Your love, Your guidance, Your protection and Your forgiveness when we disobey You. Thank You, Jesus, for dying for us on that horrible day in Jerusalem. We live for You and want to obey Your command to teach all nations about what You did for them. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for Your vision and illumination as we read the Holy Scriptures. Thank You also for Your power that You give us as we go. Without Your power, our work here for You would be a waste.

To our wives, Barbara, Cince, Anne and Ruth: We thank you for your patience, support, encouragement, insight, vision, sacrifice and love. Thanks for the many meals, the hospitality and the many miles shared on the road. We pledge our love and faithfulness to you and our children before God.

Thank you, Tim Swarthout, for your rhythm guitar work, miles of companionship in travel, your hospitality and friendship. Thank you, Dave Kurtz, for your keyboards and to Chris Alex and Mark Van Gorder for your background vocals in “Bloodshed”.