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"If I Stand" as recorded by Jars of Clay
From "Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins"
Words and music by Rich Mullins and Steve Cudworth
(Rich Mullins "Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth" and "Songs")
Copyright  1988 BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net

It's in B Major (Rich's versions are in C), so capo 4 in G.  A second
guitar can tune down a half-step and play in C.

3x0213   G2,4  (Gsus2sus4.  Hammer 2nd string.)
3x0203   Gadd9
320203   G     (Gsus2)
200232   D/F#
022000   Em
x2445x   B4    (Bsus4)
x24442   B
x32010   C
x32030   Cadd9 (Hammer 2nd string.)
x02210   Am
x00233   D4    (Dsus4/A)
x00232   D     (D/A)
x02230   A4    (Asus4)
x02220   A
x00230   D2    (Dsus2/A)

G2,4  Gadd9  G2,4  Gadd9

        G               D/F#           G
There's more that rises in the morning than the sun
    D/F#      Em            B4         B        C    Cadd9
And more that shines in the night than just the moon
     Am                  D4   D         G   D/F#  Em
It's more than just this fire here that keeps me warm
     A4              A                D4   D
In a shelter that is larger than this room

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes for the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

        G    (/A /B) C            Em           A4       A       D4  D  D2  D
So if I stand let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through
         Am       (/B) C          Em               D4      D     G   C  Em  D
And if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

There's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
More that pulses in the ocean than the tide
There's a love that is fiercer than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's when her baby's at her side


Transcribed 8/4/1999 by T-rev
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