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Performer: Jaci Velasquez                              
Album: Heavenly Place                     
Words and music:  Mark Heimermann, Dann Huff, Wayne Kirkpatrick         
 (C)1996 Fun Attic Music/ASCAP/Ashlyn Music/BMI/Emily Booth,
Inc./Magic Beans Music/BMI
Tab: Chris Rickman
Many Thanks to Mark Leikam!

SHELTER                               




     INTRO                     C#min9
     F#13 q e e  s  s s s s s      e
w
||-------7-10/11-r-7--------|-----------------------
||---r-9-------------r-9-r--|-7/9-------------------
||.------4-7-/8----4--------|-----------------------
||.----6---------------6----|-4/6-------------------
||-----.-.----.----.---.----|-----------------------
                         ||--------------------------|-----------------------  _________________
                         _____                |1.
  |2.                   C#min9 F#13       |--3--|
  F#13 q e e  s  s s  s s s     e   q e e  e       h
w
|-----7-11-12-r-11-r-7-r-|-7/9-------------||-7/9---
|-r-9--------------------|-------r-7-6--5--||-------
|-----4-8--9----8----4---|-4/6------------.||-4/6---
|---6--------------------|---------4-3--2-.||-------
|---.-.-.--.----.----.---|-----------------||-------


|------------------------|-----------------||------- VERSE (repeat pattern 4 times; emphasis on beats 2 and

    4)                        C#min9
    F#13 e s s s   s e s s s s s     E e s s s   s e s s s s s
E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------
|-3/4-r-^-^-r-3/4-r-^-^-r-^-r-|-3/4-r-^-^-r-3/4-r-^-^-r-^-r-
|-3/4-----.---3/4---------.---|-2/3-----.---2/3---------.---
|-1/2---------1/2-------------|-1/2---------1/2-------------
|-3/4---------3/4-------------|-3/4---------3/4-------------

|-----------------------------|----------------------------- How the mind can
wander How the heart can
stray Suddenly you're on the edge of
darkness How it makes me
ponder How I'm led
away Down a path that leaves me worn and


tarnished BRIDGE (more

  freely)   E/G#           A       B 
  E E s  e E s e     q E s   e E s e 
q
|-0------0-------|---0-------0-------
|-5-^-^-/5-^-^-^-|--/7-^-^-7/9-^-^-^-
|-4-----/6-------|--/8-----7/9-------
|-6-----/7-------|--/9-----7/9-------
|----------------|-------------------

  |----------------|------------------- Battling with  the will

  within  E/G#           A Bsus4
  B E s e E s e     q E s e E s e 
q
|-0-----0-------|---0-----0-------
|-5-^-^-5-^-^-^-|--/7-^-^-7-^-^-^-
|-4-----6-------|--/9-----8-------
|-6-----7-------|--/9-----9-------
|---------------|-----------------

  |---------------|----------------- I have known all

  along   E/G#           A       B C#min7 (Bass plays
  root) E s  e E s e     q E s   e E s e 
q
|-0------0-------|---0-------0-------
|-5-^-^-/5-^-^-^-|--/7-^-^-7/9-^-^-^-
|-4-----/6-------|--/8-----7/9-------
|-6-----/7-------|--/9-----7/9-------
|----------------|-------------------

  |----------------|----------(9)------ That I should lean on You 'cause I'm

  never                D    G7 F#dim    G
  G7 E s e E s e   q e s s  s  s  e s s s s s s s
s
|-0-----0-------|-4-----5-----4----4-------------
|-7-^-^-7-^-^-^-|-4-r-^-4--r--4--r-7-^-r-^-r-^-r-
|-7-----7-------|-5-----5-----5----5-------------
|-7-----7-------|-4-----4-----6----6-------------
|---------------|--------------------------------

  |---------------|-------------------------------- strong enough to fight   it   on my

own

CHORUS  C#min7
F#7 Shelter 

     me          B         B/A      E/G#
E The ways of the world   are     at my

 feet C#min7
F#7 Shelter 

 me        A7          G#7
F#7 From the desires that

 deceive F#7 G7 
 G#7         A7        
G#7 You are the fortress 

I C#min9        F13 C#min9
F13 (Over intro with 2nd
ending)      need Shelter 


me 2nd

VERSE How the mind can
alter How the heart can change when you set your sights on
holiness And though at times you
falter It's the only
way You can find a place of peace to

rest 2nd

BRIDGE Safe from danger surrounding
me Safe from looming
defeat When temptation is at my
door Lord, I need a
harbor Be my soul's

retreat 2nd

CHORUS 3rd

      VERSE             C#min                F#13         C#min
 F#13    e   e e e e e e   q q e e e E     e   s q e e e e   q q e e e
Q
-14-|-12\---9-7-9-7---|---9-7-9-----------|---9-7-9-7---|---9-7-9---
-13-|-14\-r---------r-|-r-------r---------|-r---------r-|-r-------r-
-13-|-13\---6-4-6-4---|---6-4-6---11b13-r-|---6-4-6-4---|---6-4-6---
-.--|-.-----.-.-.-.---|---.-.-.-----------|---.-.-.-.---|---.-.-.---
----|-----------------|-------------------|-------------|-----------

      ----|-----------------|-------------------|-------------|----------- You will never leave me stranded Fending for
      myself When the enemy advances You are there to


  help         C#min           F#13 
  C#min q e e e e   q q e e e q    e q e e e e  
q
|---9-7-9-7---|---9-7-9---14-|---9-7-9-7---
|-r---------r-|-r-------r-14-|-r---------r-
|---6-4-6-4---|---6-4-6---15-|---6-4-6-4---
|---.-.-.-.---|---.-.-.------|---.-.-.-.---
|-------------|--------------|-------------
 |-------------|--------------|------------- (with wah-wah, percussive sixteenth notes on

  rests) Standing in the gap for me Whenever I grow
  weak You are my

  deliverer 
  F#13  s s s s e s s s s e s s s
s
|-14---------------------------
|-16-^-^-^-x-^-^-^-^-x-^-^-^-^-
|-15---------------------------
|-14---------------------------
|------------------------------
  |------------------------------ (with                wah-wah) (wah-wah
  
  off) The refuge that I

seek 2nd

  BRIDGE    E/G#          Aadd9         B 
  E s e e s s e e e s s  s s s s e s s e e s s s s
s
|-----0-------0-0------|---------------0-0---------
|-0-----0---------0----|-------4-4-----------------
|-------------------4--|-----------------------4h6-
|-4h6-----6-7--------4-|---2h4-----4h6-----4h6-----
|---------0------------|-2-------------------------

  |-0--------------------|-----------0---------------    E/G#                 A   Bsus4
  B s e e s s e e e s  s    s s e e e e e
s+q
|-----0-------0-0---------|---0-------7-7----------
|-0-----0-----------------|-----7-----0-0----------
|-----------------9b*rb9--|-8-----9-8--------------
|-4h6-----6-7-------------|------------------------
|---------0---------------|------------------------
                 |-0-----------------------|-7---------------------- *1/4

  bend       E/G#                 A           B
  C#min7 e s s s  s e s s s s s     E e s s s   s e s s s s s 
E
|-0----------0-------------|---0-----------0-------------
|-0-r-^-^-r--0-r-^-^-r-^-r-|--/7-r-^-^-r---0-r-^-^-r-^-r-
|-4-----.---/6---------.---|--/8-----.---7/9---------.---
|-6---------/7-------------|--/9---------7/9-------------
|--------------------------|-----------------------------

  |--------------------------|----------------------------- I should lean on             You      'cause I'm 

  never                          D    G7 F#dim           G#
  G#7 e s s s  s e s s s s s   E e s s s   s e+h       +H 
q
|/5---------/5-------------|-4-----5-----4--|-4-------4--
|/7-r-^-^-r-/7-r-^-^-r-^-r-|-4-r-^-4-r---4--|-4-------7--
|/7-----.---/7---------.---|-5-----5-----5--|-5-------5--
|/7---------/7-------------|-4-----4-----6--|-6-------4--
|--------------------------|-------.--------|------------

  |--------------------------|----------------|------------ strong enough       to fight   it           on    my


own 3rd CHORUS (but repeat intro 3

times)
  ENDING
  C#min7     
w
|-4--------|----------------------------------------------
|-4h5------|----------------------------------------------
|-4--------|----------------------------------------------
|-4h6------|-----------------------6-7/8/9--7/8-7/8-------
|-4--------|-2/4-2/4-----6h7---6h7------------------9p6h7-


|----------|---------4/9-----9---------------------------- CHORDS for Intro, Chorus, 3rd

  Verse C#min9 C#min F#13 C#min7   F7  B B/A E/G#  EF#7->A7
|-------------------4------2---(7)-7---4----0-----------
|-4------5-----4----4h5----2---/7--7---5----0--2-3-4-5--
|-4------4-----3----4------2h3-/8--8---4----1--3-4-5-6--
|-2------2-----2----4h6----2---/9--7---6----2--2-3-4-5--
|-4------4-----4----4--------------------------4-5-6-7--
|-------------------------------------------------------

Legend:
w,h,q,e,s = whole,half,quarter,eighth,sixteenth
H,Q,E = dotted half, quarter, eighth
+ = tie
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
r = rest
^ = strum
h = hammer
p = pulloff
b = bend
rb = release bend
. = staccato
x = percussive
() = optional note


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