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Song:		The Longing
Artist:		Petra
Written By:	Joel Hanson
Album:		double take
Copyright:	 2000
Tabbed By:	Jefferson Baloloy

The Longing 
Words by Joel Hanson

Intro : (A# F D#)2X
         A#               D#
In each heart there is a longing 
         Cm               F
In each soul a desperate cry 
            A#                 D#
To know if life has some true meaning 
          Cm              F
Or if we simply live and die 
          Gm              A#
Earthly pleasures and possessions 
           D#       A#    Cm
Leave the sinking spirit dry 
         A#               F-D#
In each heart there is a longing 
      Cm-F      (A# F D#)2X
Only Jesus satisfies 

In each life there comes the question 
Is there more than meets the eye 
And what will we see of the eternal 
When the well of days runs dry? 
So we search with so few finding 
The difference between truth and lies 
While in each heart there is a longing 
      Cm-F       A#  
Only Jesus satisfies 

C#       D#      Gm
  Mysetery on a hillside 
F#                   G#
  The purest love expressed 
F#        Fm          D#
  Guilty lips cry forgive me 
In that moment I found rest 

So we search with so few finding 
The difference between truth and lies 
While in each heart there is a longing 
Only Jesus satisfies
While in each heart there is a longing 
      Cm-F      (A# F D#)3X  F#-G#-A#     
Only Jesus satisfies

Comments about this tab

eli k-leb - 2005-03-21

i think that your final is wrong because the song that you make is of the another instruments but the guitar go with the same sound. peace, God blees you.

japet4jefferson - 2005-03-24

hi everyone i'm the one who made this chords, i may be wrong to say that these chords are played in guitar but i just wanted everyone enjoy playing this song! thank you all! and God Bless! email me at if you need some help!

drjekyll2003 - 2006-08-01

has anyone tried a capo? Maybe like capo it 3rd?

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