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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

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.

INTRO:  G2,4  Gadd9  G2,4  Gadd9

    VERSE 1:
            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

    VERSE 2:
                  G              D/F#             G
    And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
          D/F#  Em              B4         B     C    Cadd9
    And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
 Am              D4       D               G  D/F#  Em
    The stuff of Earth competes for the alle-------giance
          A4          A                 D4    D
    I owe only to the Giver of all good things

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

    VERSE 3:
            G                D/F#            G
    There's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
    D/F#      Em            B4    B        C    Cadd9
    More that pulses in the ocean than the tide
 Am                       D4    D          G    D/F#    Em
    There's a love that's fiercer than the love between friends
         A4            A                 D4            D
    More gentle than a mother's when her baby's at her side



Transcribed 8/4/1999 by T-rev
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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)

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