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MICHAEL W.

SMITH
MICHAEL W.
SMITH
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ABOVE ALL
G C D G
Above all powers above all kings
G C D G
Above all nature and all created things
Em D C
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
Am C D G
You were here before the world began

G C D G
Above all kingdoms above all thrones
G C D G
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Em D C
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
Am C D
There's no way to measure what you're worth
G C D G
Crucified and laid behind a stone
G C D G
You lived to die rejected and alone
Em D C C/B
Like a rose trampled on the ground
C G C D G
You took the fall and thought of me above all
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DRAW ME CLOSE TO YOU
Bb Eb/Bb
Draw me close to you
F/Bb Bb9
ever let me go
F/A Eb/G
! lay it all down again
Gm7 Gm7/F Eb
To hear you say that !'m your friend

Bb Eb/Bb
You are my desire
F/Bb Bb9
o one else will do
F/A Eb/G
Cause nothing else could take your place
Gm7 Gm7/F Eb
To feel the warmth of your embrace
Bb/F Eb/F F Bb Eb/F
F
"elp me find the way# bring me back to you

Bb F/Bb Eb/Bb
You're all ! want
Bb F/A Eb/G Fsus4 F
You're all !'ve ever needed
Bb F/Bb Eb/Bb
You're all ! want
Cm F Bb
"elp me know you are near
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AGNUS DEI
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F/C C Am7 G
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Dm7 C/E F
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Dm7 C/E F
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F/C C Am7 G
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Dm7 C/E F
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A%%%A%%%men
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AWESOME GOD
F#m
)h when "e rolls up his sleeves he ain't just puttin'
on the rit0#
Bm7 C#m7 F#m
)ur +od is an awesome +od%
There is thunder in his footsteps and lightning in his
fists
Bm7 C#m7 F#m
)ur +od is an awesome +od%

Bm7
And the Lord wasn't joking when "e kicked 'em out of
&den
C#m7
!t wasn't for no reason that "e shed his blood%
D D/B
"is return is very soon and so you'd better be
D/F#
believin' that
Bm7 C#m7 F#m
)ur +od is an awesome +od%

D A
)ur +od is an awesome +od%
E F#m
"e reigns from heaven above
D A
with wisdom# pow'r and love
Bm7 C#m7 F#m
)ur +od is an awesome +od

And when the sky was starless in the void of the night#
)ur +od is an awesome +od%
"e spoke into the darkness and created the light#
)ur +od is an awesome +od%

And judgment and wrath "e poured out on -odom%
,ercy and grace "e gave us at the cross%
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! hope that we have not too 1uickly forgotten that
)ur +od is an awesome +od
BREATLE
G Gsus
This is the air ! breathe
G Gsus
This is the air ! breathe
G D Em D C Em D
Your holy presence living in me

G Gsus
This is my daily bread
G Gsus
This is my daily bread
G D Em D C Em D
Your very word spoken to me
G D Em D C Em D
And !# !m desperate for you
G D Em D C Em D
And !# !m lost without you
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FRIENDS
G Bm Em
2acking up the dreams +od planted#
Am C D
!n the fertile soil of you#
G Bm Em
Cant believe the hopes "e's granted#
Am D
,eans a chapter in your life is through#

D Bm Em
/ut well keep you close as always#
Am C
!t wont even seem youve gone#
G Bm Em
cause our hearts in big and small ways#
Am D G
will keep the love that keeps us strong#
G D
And friends are friends forever if the
C D
Lords the Lord of them#
G D
And a friend will not say never cause the
C D
welcome will not end#
Bm
Though its hard to let you go# in the
Em C
(athers hands we know#
Am D G
That a lifetimes not too long# to live as friends#
And with the faith and love +od's given#
-pringing from the hope we know#
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.e will pray the joy you live in#
!s the strength that now you show%
I GIVE YOU MY HEART
G Em
This is my desire
C G D D4 D
To honor You
Em Em/D G
Lord# with all my heart
F D D4 D
! worship You
G Em
All ! have within me
C G D D4 D
! give You praise
Em Em/D G
All that ! adore

F C/D D
!s in You
G G7M/9
Lord# ! give You my heart
Bm Em
! give You my soul
C/D D G
! live for You alone
G G7M/9
&very breath that ! take
Bm Em
&very moment !'m awake
C/D D G
Lord# have Your way in me%
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HEALING RAIN
Eb
"ealing rain is coming down
Eb Ebsus4
!t's coming nearer to this old town
Eb Ebsus4 Eb
*ich and poor# weak and strong
Eb
!t's bringing mercy#it won't be long
Eb Ab Eb
"ealing rain is coming down
Eb Ebsus4 Ab
!t's coming closer to the lost and found
Eb Ebsus4
Tears of joy and tears of shame
Eb EBsus4 Eb
Are washed forever in 3esus' nam

Bb C#m
"ealing rain# it comes with fire
Ab Eb
-o let it fall and take us higher
Bb C#m Ab
"ealing rain# i'm not afraid
Ab Bbsus4 Eb
To be washed in "eaven's rain


Bbsus C#m Bbsus
Lift your heads# let us return
Bbsus Ab
To the mercy seat where time began
Eb Ebsus4 Eb
And in your eyes i see the pain
Eb
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain
Bb C#m
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And only you# the son of man

Ab Eb
Can take a leper and let him stand
Bb C#m Ab
-o lift your hands# they can be held
Bbsus Eb
/y someone greater# the +reat ! Am

REPEAT Chorus

Eb
"ealing rain is falling down
Bb
"ealing rain is falling down
C#m
!'m not afraid
Ab
!'m not afraid
4*epeat5
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PRINCE OF PEACE
G
You are holy 4You are holy5
C
You are mighty 4You are mighty5
Am
You are worthy 4You are worthy5
D
.orthy of praise 4.orthy of praise5
G
! will follow 4! will follow5
C
! will listen 4! will listen5
Am
! will love you 4! will love you5
D G D G
All of my days 4All of my days5


(Men) / (Women)

C
! will sing to$ You are the Lord of Lords
D
And worship $ You are the 6ing of 6ings
Bm
The 6ing who$ You are the mighty +od
C
!s worthy$ Lord of everything
G
! will love him$ You're &mmanuel
D
Adore "im$ You're the +reat ! am
Em
! will bow down$ You're the 2rince of 2eace
Bm
/efore "im$ .ho is the Lamb
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C
! will sing to$ You're the Living +od
D
And worship $ You're my saving grace
Bm
The 6ing who$ You will reign forever
C
!s worthy$ You are Ancient of Days
G
! will love him$ You're Alpha# )mega
D
Adore "im$ /eginning and &nd
Em
! will bow down$ You're my -avior# ,essiah
A
/efore "im$ *edeemer and (riend

(Men and Women Together)
C
You're my 2rince of 2eace
D G
And will live my life for you

Em D C (G/B C9) (D/F# G)
)h7 )h7 )h7
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I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU
A B/A A B/D#
E Amaj7 A6
.hen you feel the sunlight
B B/C# C#m
(ade into the cold night
A B/A
Don't know where to turn
A B/D#
! don't know where to turn
E Amaj7 A6
And all the dreams you're dreaming
B B/C# C#m
-eem to lose their meaning
A B/A
Let me in your world
A B/D#
/aby# let me in your world
C#/F F#m E/G# A D
All you need is someone you can hold
C#/F F#m Esus E
Don't be sad# you're not alone
A C#m7 F#m(sus2) F#m
! will be here for you
D/E E/D
-omewhere in the night
A/C# D E7 D/F# E/G#
-omewhere in the night
A C#m7 F#m(sus2) F#m
!'ll shine a light for you
Bm7/D# Dm6
-omewhere in the night
C#m7 F#m
!'ll be standing by
Bm7 D/E A B/A A B/D#
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! will be here for you
E Amaj7 A6
!n this world of strangers
B B/C# C#m
)f cold and friendly faces
A B/A
-omeone you can trust
A B/D#
)h there's someone you can trust
E Amaj7 A6
! will be your shelter
B B/C# C#m
!'ll give you my shoulder
A B/A
3ust reach out for my love
A B/D#
*each out for my love
C#/F F#m E/G# A D
Call my name and my heart will hear
C#/F F#m Esus E
! will be there# there's nothing to fear
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GIVE IT AWAY
A Esus4 E
-he asked him for forever and a promise that would last
F#m D
"e said# 8/abe# you know ! love you# but ! can't commit
to that8
A/E Esus4 E G2 D
-he said love isn't love 'til you give it away%
A Esus4 E
A father lived in silence# saw his son become a man
F#m D
There was a distance felt between them 'Cause he could
not understand
A/E Esus4 E G2 D
That love isn't love 'til you give it away

You gotta give it away%


A Bm/A A Bm/A A Bm/A A
As we live# moving side by side
Bm/A A Bm/A A
,ay we learn to give
Bm/A A Bm/A A
Learn to sac9ri 9 fice%

Ver. 2
.e can entertain compassion for a world in need of care
/ut the road of good intentions doesn't lead to
anywhere
'Cause love isn't love 'til you give it away
You gotta give it away

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A A2 F#m7 A Esus4 A Esus4 D
Love is like river flowing down from the +iver of life
A A2 F#m7 A Esus4 A Esus4 D
.e drink from the water :our thirst is no longer denied
E D/F#
)ooooo# you gotta give it away

Ver. 3
There was a ,an who walked on water
"e came to set the people free
"e was the ultimate e;ample of what love can truly be
'Cause "is love was his life
And "e gave it away
You gotta give it away%
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PLACE IN THIS WORLD
B/D# E2 B/D# E2 B/D# E2 #/A# B C#m!sus


B/D# E2 F#/A# B C#m7sus
The wind is moving but ! am standing still
D2 A/C# F G C2
A life of pages waiting to be filled
B/D# E2 F#/A# B C#m7sus
A heart that's hopeful# a head that's full of dreams
D2 A/C# F G C2
/ut this becoming is harder than it seems
G A
(eels like !'m

B F#/A# E/G# Bsus/F# /E
Looking for a reason# roaming through the night to find
B/D# E A6 F#sus/G# F#
,y place in this world# my place in this world
B F#/A# E/G# Bsus/F# / E
ot a lot to lean on# ! need Your light to help me find
B/D# E A6 F#sus/G# F#
,y place in this world# my place in this world

!f there are millions down on their knees
Among the many can You still hear me
"ear me asking where do ! belong
!s there a vision that ! can call my own
-how me !'m

Chorus

G Am7 D/F# Bb/F Bb/D Eb Fsus F

G/B Am7 D/F# Bb/F Bb/D Eb Fsus F C/E F Gsus

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Chorus 4in C5
PRAY FOR ME
G
"ere is where the road divides#
Em
"ere is where we reali0e#
C G D
The sculpting of the (ather<s great design%
G
Thru time you<ve been a friend to me#
Em
but time is now the enemy%
C G D
! wish we didn<t have to say goodbye%
Bm Em C G/B
/ut ! know# the road "e chose for me
F C/E
is not the road "e chose for you%
G/D D
-o as we chase the dreams we<re after%%%
C/G G D#dim Em
2ray for me# and !<ll pray for you%
C G D
2ray that we will keep the common ground%
C/G G D#dim Em
.on't you pray for me# and !<ll pray for you#
C G Dsus D G
and one day +od will bring us back around again%
G
2ainted on our tapestry#
Em
.e see the way it has to be#
C G D
.eaving through the laughter and tears%
G
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(riendship is the tie that binds us#

Em
To the time we leave behind us%
C G D
,emories will be our souvenirs%
Bm Em C F#
And ! know# that through it all#
F C/E
the hardest part of love is letting go%%%

C/G G D#dim Em
2ray for me# and !<ll pray for you%
C G D
2ray that we will keep the common ground%
C/G G D#dim Em
.on't you pray for me# and !<ll pray for you#
C G Dsus D G
and one day +od will bring us back around again%
C G Dsus D G
! know +od will bring us back around%%% again%
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EMILY
Cma"! #2/B Cma"! #2/B #m/B$ 2/A D!sus D/#
G Am7 G/B F G Am7 G/B C
Caught# in an endless time# waiting for a sign
C/E D/F# G
To show you where to go
G Am7 G/B F G Am7 G/B C
Lost# in a silent stare# looking anywhere
C/E D/F# G
(or answers you don't know


G/B C C/E D/F# G
)n the wire# balancing your dreams
Am7 G/B B7/D# Em
"oping ends will meet their means
Am/C D Em7 D/F#
/ut you feel alone
G/B C C/E D/F# G
'ninspired# well does it help you to
Am7 G/B B7/D# Em
6now that ! believe in you
Cmaj7 G/B Am7 D7sus vamp
You're an angel waiting for wings%%% &mily


You# going through this stage# it's a restless age
Young and insecure
-till# there are doubts to fade# moments to be made
And one of them is yours

# Am! #/B # Am! #/B E/## #m! E E/##

A A/C# B/D# E E/## ##!/B# C#m #m/A B C#m! B/D# E/##

A A/C# B/D# E E/## ##!/B# C#m Ama"! B A$!/C A$ /C
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4em Db5
Dbmaj7 Ab2/C Bbm7sus Db/Eb Eb
%%%You're an angel waiting for wings%%%
Dbmaj7 Ab2/C Bbm7 Eb7sus
)h# you're an angel waiting for wings%%% &mily

Dbmaj7 Ab2/C Dbmaj7 Ab2/C

Bbm7 Db7sus Eb Ab2.
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HUMAN SPARK
Em D G C B/C Em
+od# for the life of me# i don't know why
Em D G C B/C Am
.e hurt each other in the name of what is right
Em D Em
)h# what we think is right
Em D G C B/C Em
+od# for the life of me# i don't understnad
Em D G C
&chos every day of man's
B/C Em B/C Em
!nhumanity to man# man's inhumanity to man

Csus G Dsus Em
Ther's a river of sorrow running through my heart
Csus G
Through the long night i will follow
D Em
The glimmer in the dark
Am Bm Em
Lord# You are the human spark%


Em D G C D Em
+od# for the life of me# i cannot e;plain
Em D G C D Em
"ow people born of love lose their way to hate
Em D Em
)h# there's gotta be a better way
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I AM LOVE
Em
! am not passers by
Am
! am not a white lie
Em
! am not left to die
C Em A C Am
! am love# ! am love


Em
! am not feeling sad
Am
! am not the new fad
Em
! am not 1uickly mad
C Em A C D
! am love# ! am love


: E
= You can try to hide
=
= You can try to run
: C
= /ut you>ll never run far enough
: A
= This is my flesh# this is my blood
: C D
= And ! am love
=
=
: E
= You can fly up high
=
= You can dig down deep
: C
= You can flee to the west
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= You can flee to the east
: A
= /ut you can>t escape what !>ve done
: C Am
= ! am love



Em
! am not standing by
Am
! am not letting go
Em
! am not leaving you
C Em A C Am
! am love# ! am love


Em
! am love
Am
,y blood fell like rain
Em
! did not bleed in vain
C
/ut from my veins
Em Am Em Am
! am love
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LET IT RAIN
Am
Let it rain
F
Let it *ain
C G
)pen the flood gates of "eaven

Am
Let it rain
F
Let it *ain
C G
)pen the flood gates of "eaven

Am
Let it rain
F
Let it *ain
C G
)pen the flood gates of "eaven
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LOVE ME GOOD
C G C G
-ometimes ! feel like this world
C G C G
!s just one big# gigantic merry9go9round
C C
You gotta hold on tight
C G
)r you get hurled thru the air
C G C
Yea# life is a ? ring circus
C G C G C G
.ith clowns and freaks and camels and such
C G C G C
And you never know when you might be
C G C G C
Attacked by the bears
Am Bm G Am Bm G
+ive me love# give me love
Bm G C
Love me good%
-ometimes ! feel like !'m afraid
of my own shadow and then
-ometimes ! can feel as bold as +enghis 6han
/ut ! could never live in a yurt
)n a diet of ,ongolian barbecue
! con1uer the world for a moment
Then the moment is gone
Let us take a moment now to bow our heads and pray
!f only to give thanks for making it thru another day
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-ometimes ! wish ! was in a movie
)r some @As TB thing
.here everything gets neatly wrapped by the end of the
show
Yea# but this ain't "ollywood
And this sure ain't the /rady /unch
"ow this plot's gonna all pan out
! don't really know%
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OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART
D
)pen the eyes of my heart Lord
Dmaj7
)pen the eyes of my heart
G2 G/D
! want to see you
D
! want to see you
! want to see you

4*epeat C times5

A Bm
To see You high and lifted up
G A
-hining in the light of Your glory
A Bm
2our out Your power and love
G A
As we sing holy# holy# holy

*epeat verse D 9 E times

*epeat verse E 9 ? times

D
"oly# holy# holy
A/C#
"oly# holy# holy
G
"oly# holy# holy
D
! want to see you

4*epeat E times5

D
! want to see you
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RANGING SEA
D 4C;5

D6 D
-ometimes the journey makes you weary
D6 D
(eels like a long and winding road
Bm A G
-ometimes this life can lose its meaning
Em F#m Asus4 A
/ut you might be surprised to find some hope
D6 D
,aybe your wondering where love is
D6 D
You may feel it's far away from here
Bm A G
,aybe you're wondering where ! am
Em F#m Asus4 A
You might be surprised to find i'm near

D6 D
And when your life is tossed and turning
F#m G A Bm
And you are on the raging sea
Asus4 Em
!'ll come and pull you from the water
Em G A D6 D
Then you will know that you are free


D6 D
-o if you're stumbling through the valley
D6 D
)r if your'e tempted to give up the fight
Bm A G
*each out your hand and i will lead you
Em F#m Asus4
! will be your strong arm in the night
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SANCTUARY
D/A Em/A D A
Lord# pre9pare me to be a sanctuary
G Em7 D A
2ure and holy# tried and trueF
F#m/A Em/A D A
.ith thanks9giving !'ll be a living
G Em7 F#m/A A7 D
-anctuary forGGGG You%

C (n!) Am G/B C (6"5
G C2 F2 C2 (2#)

G D/G
)h +od# You are my +od#
C/G G
And ! will ever praise You%
G Dadd4
)h +od# You are my +od#
C G D/F#
And ! will ever praise You%

Em D
! will seek You in the morning#
C2 Am7(4)
And ! will learn to walk in Your ways%
G D/G
And step by step You lead me# 4EH5

C/G G C2 F2 C2
And ! will follow You all of my days%

C2
And ! will follow You all of my days
C2/A
And ! will follow You all of my days
Dsus D
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SIGNS
F G Am Em F G Am Em

F G
You're wieghed down with regret
Am Em
You can't see the road ahead
F G Am G
)r the burden on your back
F G
!t seems the trek will never end
Am Em
The winding paths that still descend
F G Am
And up above the sky washed black
F G F
You just can't bear to look at that


C Am$G
(ollow the signs# open your eyes
Dm
*ead between the lines of what you see
F
Look into the soul of reality
C Am$G
)pen your mind# look at the signs
Dm
ever look back at yesterday
F
6eep your ga0e steady on the narrow way

F G Am Em F G Am

F G
ow you find the sacred tree
Am Em
You kneel upon the brken wheat
F G Am Em
You watch your burden fall away
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F G
And all the things which you once sought
Am Em
ow are counted less than lost
F G Am
(or now you see the light of day
F G F
The signs were pointing all the way

4C")*'-5

C Am G
)pen your eyes# look at the signs
Dm F
)pen your mind# follow the signs
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THERE SHE STANDS
D/B D
.hen the night seems to say
D/B Bb
All hope is lost# gone away
G F#m/D
/ut i know# i'm not alone
Em A D
/y the light# she stands

D/B D
There she waves# faithful friend
D/B Bm
-himmering stars# westward wind
G F#m/D
-how the way# carry me
Bm A D
To the place# she stands

Chorus D=

A Bm G
3ust when you think it might be over
A Bm G
3ust when you think the fight is gone
A Bm G
-omeone will risk his life to raise her
Em A D
There she stands

D/B D
There she flies# clear blue skies
D/B Bm
*eminds us with red of those that died
G F#m/D
.ashed in white# by the brave
Em A D
!n this dream# she stands

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Chorus E=

A Bm G
.hen evil calls itself a martyr
A Bm G
.hen all your hopes come crashing down
A Bm G
-omeone will pull her from the rubble
Em A D
There she stands
A Bm G
.e've seen it flying torn and tattered
A Bm G
.e've seen her stand the test of time
A Bm G
And through it all the fools have fallen
Em A D
There she stands

D/B D
/y the dawns early light
D/B A D
And through the fight# she stands


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THY WORLD
D A Bm
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
G A D
And a light unto my path
D A Bm
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
G A D
And a light unto my path

A Em Bm F#m
.hen i feel afraid and i think i've lost my way
G A G D
-till# you're right there beside me
A Em Bm F#m
othing will i fear as long as you are near
G A B A
2lease be near me to the end

D A Bm
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
G A D
And a light unto my path
D A Bm
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
G A D
And a light unto my path

A Em Bm F#m
! will not forget your love for me and yet
G A G D
,y heart forever is wandering
A Em Bm F#m
3esus be my guide and hold me to your side
G A B A
And ! will love you to the end
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