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There is a Reason
Andrew Osenga / Randall Goodgame

Capo 1

[Intro & verses -- finger pick strings]
G  D  C  D

[Verse 1 -- finger pick]
G
Late at night I wonder why
            D
Sometimes I wonder why
C                             D
Sometimes I’m so tired, I don’t even try
      G
Seems everything around me fails
      D/A
But I hold onto the promise
        Em7            D
There is a reason

[Verse 2 -- add 2nd guitar strum]
G                                     D
Late at night, the darkness makes it hard to see
    C                                        D
The history of the saints who’ve gone in front of me
G
Through famine, plague and disbelief
      D
His hand was still upon them
                       Em7     C       D
‘Cause there is a reason, there is a reason

[Chorus]
C       G              D
He makes all things good
C       G              D
He makes all things good
Em7                    C
There’s a time to live and a time to die
G                      D
A time for wonder and to wonder why
G                      C              D
‘Cause there is a reason, there is a reason
G              C    D
There is a reason

[Verse 3]
G               C2                D
I believe in a God who sent His only son
G                      C2             D
To walk upon this world and give His life for us
G                         C2                  D
With blood and tears on a long, dark night
      D
We know that He believed
               Em7            C       D
That there is a reason, there is a reason

[Chorus]
C       G              D
He makes all things good
C       G              D
He makes all things good
Em7                    C
There’s a time to live and a time to die
G                      D
A time for wonder and to wonder why
G                      C              D
‘Cause there is a reason, there is a reason
G              C    D
There is a reason

[Instrumental pre-bridge]
C  G   Em7  D  (2x)

[Bridge]
        G                   C2                 D
For the lonely nights and broken hearts, the widow’s mite
                                G               C2                   D
In the rich man’s hand and the continent whose blood becomes a traitor
        G                 C2
For the child afraid to close their eyes
      D
The prayers that seem unanswered
          Em7      C          D
There is a reason, there is a reason

[Chorus]
C       G              D
He makes all things good
C       G              D
He makes all things good
Em7                    C
There’s a time to live and a time to die
G                      D
A time for wonder and to wonder why
G                      C              D
‘Cause there is a reason, there is a reason

C       G              D
He makes all things good
C       G              D
He makes all things good
Em7                    C
There’s a time to live and a time to die
G                      D
A time for wonder and to wonder why
G                      C              D
‘Cause there is a reason, there is a reason
G              C    D
There is a reason
G


[Riff during instrumental]
H = hammer on; P = Pull off

E-------------------------------------
B------------------------------------
G------8-8-10-8---------10-8---------
D-8-10----------8-10---------10-8-6--
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------
   H       H      H            P

E---------8-9-------------------------
B--9-9-11-----9-11-8-9-8--------------
G------------------------10-8---------
D-------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
               H    H

[Intro and verse picking]

E----3----3---3---3----2---2---2---3--
B---3----3---3---3----3---3---3---3---
G--0----0---0---0----2---2---2---2----
D-------------------0-----------------
A-------------------------------------
E-3-----------------------------------

E----0----0---0---0----2---2---2---3--
B---1----1---1---1----3---3---3---3---
G--0----0---0---0----2---2---2---2----
D-------------------0-----------------
A-3-----------------------------------
E-------------------------------------

[note: substitute an open A for the open
  D where the D/A chord is positioned
  In the first verse and substitute the
  Open low E for the C on the Em7 chord
  In that same verse]

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