"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) 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 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 CHORUS 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 VERSE 3 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 REPEAT VERSE 2 AND CHORUS Transcribed 8/4/1999 by T-rev More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net
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