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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.

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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