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Performer: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album: Just Over in Heaven (2000)
Words and music: Barry Scott
Transcribed: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk

The Only Thing That Matters

Capo 1st fret  (Intro A D A D A E A D E)

     A
Some people save their money 
                             E
For the hard times that's to come

Planning for the future 
                       A
Of their daughters and sons

But when life down here on earth is through
                          D
And we face the judgement throne
    E
The only thing that matters 
                       A
Is if to Him your soul belongs

Chorus:
    D                          A
The only thing that matters if you've been born again
        D                           A                E
Has the blood been applied, are you forgiven of your sins
            A                                                D
And when He opens up the Book of Life and into your heart He stares
    E                                                  A      (E A D A E)
the only thing that matters is if your name is written there

In this modern age we live in
Many seek for worldly gain
They lay up earthly treasures
And live for wealth and fame
But if they would only realise 
When you die it's all in vain
The only thing that matters
Is if He knows your name

Chorus

And when He opens up the Book of Life and into your heart He stares
the only thing that matters is if your name is written there
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