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Chapman, Steven Curtis - Invitation, The

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The Invitation

by Steven Curtis Chapman and Geoff Moore

1999 Sparrow Song 

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Intro: E  Am   E   Am

E                    G#m2
In the palace in the land of mercy
C#m2        Bsus         A2
The King looked out from His throne
E                       G#m2
He saw the sick and the homeless and hungry
C#m2     Bsus    A2
He saw me lost and without hope
F#m2           E/G#
And moved with compassion
F#m2              C#m2 
He sent out His only Son
F#m2         E/G#      A2    Bsus 
With the invitation to come

C#m2 Bsus    E          C#m2
This is your invitation
Bsus          E
Come just the way you are
C#m2 Bsus      E                  Am
Come find what your soul has been longing for
Come find your peace
Come join the feast
A2  Am               E(C#m2)
Come in, this is your invitation
Intro Again

So I stood outside the gates and trembled
In my rags of unworthiness
Afraid to even stand at a distance
In the presence of holiness
But just as I turned to go
The gates swung open wide 
And the King and His only Son
They invited me inside

C#m2  Bsus  E 
C#m2  Bsus  A2
C#m2  Bsus  E   A2
F#m2            E/G#
So now will you come with me
F#m2                          C#m
To where the gates swing open wide
F#m2             E/G#
The King and His only Son
A2          Bsus
Are inviting us inside

C#m2 Bsus    E          C#m2
This is our invitation
Bsus        E
Come sinner as you are
C#m2 Bsus      E                  Am
Come find what your soul has been longing for
Come find your peace
Come join the feast
A2  Am               C#m2    Bsus
Come in, this is your invitation
A2                C#m2   Bsus
This is our invitation
A2          Am  E       Am    E   Am
This is the invitation 

Chords Used: 

E Am G#m2 C#m2 Bsus A2 E/G# F#m2
E  0  0  4    0    0   0   4    2
A  2  0  6    4    2   0   2    4
D  2  2  6    6    4   2   2    4
G  1  2  4    6    4   2   1    2
B  0  1  0    0    0   0   0    0
E  0  0  0    0    0   0   0    0

Comments about this tab

guitarplayr - 2005-07-01

I started playing this song as soon as I saw it. It sounds great, but in the second line of the verse move all the chords down one word each, in the fourth line move C#m to where Bsus is, Bsus to where a2 is, and A2 to the last word also if you replace the E/G#'s With E it's esier to play and still sounds descent. In Christ,guitarplayr

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