I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Lancaster-Keith1Keith Lancaster is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer and executive at The Acappella Company. In 1982, Keith began pursuit of his dream to spread the Gospel through a cappella music by creating Acappella Ministries in his hometown of Paris, Tennessee. Through this ministry, a quartet was formed, that ultimately became known as the musical group Acappella.

Acappella released its first album in 1984, written and produced by Keith, who also sang lead. Acappella released two more albums before Keith stepped back from an on-stage role in 1988, to dedicate his time to song writing and production for the group.

In 1986, Keith put together the vocal group Acappella Vocal Band (AVB) to augment the ministry of Acappella. By this time, both groups began recording and performing primarily original music, much of which was composed by Keith. Each group took a unique focus to spread the appeal of the ministry. Acappella focused on adult contemporary, while AVB was geared towards a more youthful market.

Keith continues to produce various projects, work as a worship minister at the Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and be heavily involved with The Acappella Company’s leadership, but he has now began to focus on traveling the world and presenting his “Praise & Harmony Workshops” at various congregations, primarily churches of Christ.

Keith is married to Sharon, and has several children (Melissa, Kimberly, Anthony, and Allison) who are actively involved in the work of The Acappella Company’s vocal bands.

OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART, LORD

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shinin’ in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shinin’ in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

(Repeat two more times)

Holy, holy, holy
We cry holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy,
I want to see you