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From: Tim Felten super_recluse@yahoo.com
WORDS & MUSIC: Ron Hamilton
capo on 3rd fret

REJOICE IN THE LORD

C         Am            Dm         G7
God never moves without purpose or plan
     Em         Am          Dm        Em
When trying His servant and molding a man.
     C             Am               Dm            G7
Give thanks to the Lord though your testing seems long;
   F           G7       C
In darkness He giveth a song.

CHORUS:
C                Am       Dm           G7
O rejoice in the Lord. He makes no mis-take.
   C           Am          Dm          G7
He knoweth the end of each path that I take.
    Am        Em        F    Fm/D
For when I am tried and puri-fied,
C/G          G        C
I shall come forth as gold.

I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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