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Words and music by Michael Card
 1992 Birdwing Music and BMG Songs Inc. (ASCAP)

Song of Gomer

Hosea 1-3

 F#2
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F#2			     G#m7
Don't know what He sees in me, he is spirit, he is free
  F#maj7/A#	   B2	   G#m7		 C#sus
And I, the wife of adultery, Gomer is my name
F#2			  G#m7
Simply more than I can see how he keeps on forgiving me
F#maj7/A#	    B2	     G#m7  C#	     F#2
   How he keeps his sanity, Hosea, you're a fool

Chorus:
 F#maj7/A#		          G#m7sus
A fool to love someone like me, a fool to suffer silently
   F#maj7/A#		    B2		 G#m7    C#    F#2
But sometimes through your eyes I see I'd rather be a fool

The fondness of a father, the passion of a child
The tenderness of a loving friend, an understanding smile
All of this and so much more you've lavished on a faithless whore
I've never known love like this before, Hosea you're a fool

CHORUS

     D#m	/C#	B2	     /A#
This God of yours would not have told
   G#m7		        C#
To lift a love that you couldn't hold
	   D#m	        /C# B2	     /A#
And though time and time again I flee
   G#m7			   C#sus          C#
I'm always glad to see you coming after me

 F#2		       G#m7
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F#maj7/A#   B2	       G#m7	   C#
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Simply more than I can see, how he keeps on forgiving me
The wife of adultery, and Gomer is my name


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