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Words and music: Rich Mullins

The Color Green (Gloria in Excelsis)

2 Chronicles 6:18/Psalm 24

vamp:
     Am    F      C     Dm     Em
|:[  /  /  /  ][  /  /  /  ][  /  /  /  ]:|
---------------------------------
Cno3
And the moon is a sliver of silver
	             F2no3
Like a shaving that fell on the floor of a Carpenter's shop
    Dm
And every house must have it's builder
    Am
And I awoke in the house of God
	  C2
Where the windows are mornings and evenings
	           F2
Stretched from the sun, across the sky north to south
    Dm			       F2
And on my way to early meeting
	     Am				  Gsus		G
I heard the rocks crying out, I heard the rocks crying out

Chorus:
   Bb				      Fmaj7
Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
           Dm			     		 Am		    Em
Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
      Bb				Fmaj7
Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
      Dm	         Am         Bb
Blue for the sky and the color green
      F2	       Em/G   VAMP2x (Am G/B  C2sus)
That fills Your fields with praise

	C2sus
And the wrens have returned and are nesting
			F2
In the hollow of that oak where his heart once had been
Dm2					         Am2
And he lifts up his arms in a blessing for being born again
	 C2
And the streams are all swollen with winter
	  Fmaj9
Winter unfrozen and free to run away now
Dm			F2	     Am
And I'm amazed and I remember Who it was that built this house
	     Gsus         G
And with the rocks I cry out

CHORUS
	   Am         Bb   F
...and the color green

CHORUS
(vamp 18x)
Auni Am2  Am/G Fmaj7  Dm2   Am2   F2 C2maj7/E Dm C2sus
[3]..[5]..[3]...[6]...[3]...[2]...[2]...[2]...[2]..[2]
Bb2maj7  Am11
[4]......[repeat and fade]


 1993 Edward Grant, Inc. (ASCAP) 


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