This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


Words and music: Gary S Paxton
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
He was there All the Time

* Play Dm7 on the fifth fret

(C) Time after (G/C) time 
I went (Am/C) searching for (G/C) peace in some (Dm) void.
(Em/D - Dm7* - Em/D)
I was (Bb) trying to blame 
All my (G7) ills on this world I was (C) in.
(G/C - Am/C - G/C)
(C) Surface re(G/C)lationships 
(Am/C) used me 'til (G/C) I was done (Dm) in.
(Em/D - Dm7* - Em/D)
And (Bb) all of the while someone was (G7) begging
To free me from (C) sin.
(G/C - C - G)

Chorus:
He was (C) there (G/C) all the (F) time (Dm7)
He was (G) there all the (C) time (G/C) 
Waiting (C) patient(G/C)ly in (F) line (Dm) 
He was (C) there (G) all the (C) time.
(G/C - Am/C - G/C) (C - G/C - Am/C - G/C)

Never again 
Will I look for a fake rainbow's end.
Now that I have the answer 
My life is just starting to rhyme.
Sharing each new day with Him
Is a cup of fresh wine.
And oh what I missed,
He's been waiting right there all the time.

Chorus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Simplified Chords


He Was There All The time    

G          D7
Time after time

       Em            D7            Am
I went searching for peace in some void

      F
I was trying to blame

       D7                   G
All my troubles on this old world I was in


        D7
Surface relationships

Em          D7         Am
Used me til I was done in

    F                         D7
And all the while someone was waiting

                G
To free me from sin

 

D7     G     D7      C
He was there all the time

       D7            G    D7
He was there all the time

        G            C
Waiting patiently in line

       G     D7      G
He was there all the time

 

      D7
Never again

       Em         D7             Am
Will I look for a fake rainbow's end

    F
Now that I have the answer

   D7                       G
My life is just starting to rhyme

       D7
And sharing each new day with Him

Em   D7           Am
Is a cup of fresh wine

    F         D7
And oh what I missed 

          G             D7            G
He's been waiting right there all the time

  

D7     G     D7      C
He was there all the time

       D7            G    D7
He was there all the time

        G            C
Waiting patiently in line

       G     D7      G
He was there all the time



Home