Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Will Be Here

I Will Be HereA beautiful song by Steven Curtis Chapman to his daughter. It's popular at weddings, but I remember him sharing in a concert a few years ago, that he actually wrote it for his daughter who was going through a rough patch in her life. The words and tune are really beautiful, and it reflects the love a father has over his daughter.

Likewise, God does love His children as well, but to a much greater extent. Our father's love for us in this life is just a pale comparison of the love that our Father has for us. In fact, God loved us while we were still sinners, and He demonstrated it through Christ's death (Romans 5:8). And it is because that great love for us through that great act, that we can now be called children of God (1 John 3:1)! Thank you Jesus for You will be there interceding for us through all eternity, because of Your great love (Romans 8:34-35).





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I WILL BE HERE – Steven Curtis Chapman
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard (Capo 1st Fret)
Intro:
   D            D/G          D            D/G
e|-------0-------------------------0-----------------------------|
B|-----3---3-------------3-------3---3-------------3-------------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----2---2-------2-------2-----2-----------|
D|-0-----------0---0---0-----0-----------0---0---0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------3-------------------------3---------------------|

Verse:
   D            Asus         Bm     Asus     G      D/F#
e|-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-----------3-----------3-------3-------3-3-----------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----------4-------2-------0---2-----------|
D|-0-----------0---2-----0-----4-------2-------0-----0-----------|
A|---------------0---------4-2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-------2-----------|

   Em           Asus     A   D            D/G
e|---------0-----------------------0-----------------------------|
B|-------0---0---------3-2-------3---3-------------3-------------|
G|-----0-------0-----2---2-----2-------2-------2-----2-----------|
D|---2-------------2-----2---0-----------0---0---0---------------|
A|---------------0-------0---------------------------------------|
E|-0---------------------------------------3---------------------|

   D            Asus         Bm     Asus     G      D/F#
e|-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-----------3-----------3-------3-------3-3-----------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----------4-------2-------0---2-----------|
D|-0-----------0---2-----0-----4-------2-------0-----0-----------|
A|---------------0---------4-2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-------2-----------|

   Em           Asus     A   D                  A/C#
e|---------0-----------------------0-----------0-----------------|
B|-------0---0---------3-2-------3---3-------3-------2-----------|
G|-----0-------0-----2---2-----2-------2---2-------0-------------|
D|---2-------------2-----2---0-----------0-----------------------|
A|---------------0-------0-----------------------4---------------|
E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 1:
   Bm     Asus     E             A       G      D/F#
e|-------------------------0-----------------------------0-------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------0-------3-------3---3-----|
G|-----4-------2-------1-------1-----2-------0-------2-------2---|
D|---4-------2-------2-------------2-------0-------0-------------|
A|-2-------0---------------------0-------------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------------------3-------2---------------|

   G      D/F#     Em      F#
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------3-------0-------2-------------------------------|
G|-----0-------2-------0-------3---------------------------------|
D|---0-------0-------2-------4-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------2-------0-------2-------------------------------------|

   Bm     Asus     E             A       G      D/F#
e|-------------------------0-----------------------------0-------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------0-------3-------3---3-----|
G|-----4-------2-------1-------1-----2-------0-------2-------2---|
D|---4-------2-------2-------------2-------0-------0-------------|
A|-2-------0---------------------0-------------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------------------3-------2---------------|

   G      D/F#     Em     Asus A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------3-------0-3---2---------------------------------|
G|-----0-------2-------0---2---2---------------------------------|
D|---0-------0-------2-----2---2---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------0---0---------------------------------|
E|-3-------2-------0---------------------------------------------|

Intro

Verse

Chorus 2:
   Bm     Asus     E             A       G      D/F#
e|-------------------------0-----------------------------0-------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------0-------3-------3---3-----|
G|-----4-------2-------1-------1-----2-------0-------2-------2---|
D|---4-------2-------2-------------2-------0-------0-------------|
A|-2-------0---------------------0-------------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------------------3-------2---------------|

   G      D/F#     Em      F#
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------3-------0-------2-------------------------------|
G|-----0-------2-------0-------3---------------------------------|
D|---0-------0-------2-------4-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------2-------0-------2-------------------------------------|

   Bm     Asus     E             A       G      D/F#
e|-------------------------0-----------------------------0-------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------0-------3-------3---3-----|
G|-----4-------2-------1-------1-----2-------0-------2-------2---|
D|---4-------2-------2-------------2-------0-------0-------------|
A|-2-------0---------------------0-------------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------------------3-------2---------------|

   G      D/F#     Em     Asus    A7/Bb    
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------3-------0-------3-------2-----------------------|
G|-----0-------2-------0-------2-------0-------------------------|
D|---0-------0-------2-------2-------2---------------------------|
A|-------------------------0-------1-----------------------------|
E|-3-------2-------0---------------------------------------------|

Bridge:
   Bm     Asus     E             A       G       D/F#
e|-------------------------0-----------------------------0-------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------0-------3-------3---3-----|
G|-----4-------2-------1-------1-----2-------0-------2-------2---|
D|---4-------2-------2-------------2-------0-------0-------------|
A|-2-------0---------------------0-------------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------------------3-------2---------------| 

   G      D/F#     Em           Asus           A
e|-------------------------0-------------0-------------0---------|
B|-------3-------3-------0---0---------3---3---------2---2-------|
G|-----0-------2-------0-------0-----2-------2-----2-------2-----|
D|---0-------0-------2-------------2-------------2---------------|
A|-------------------------------0-------------0-----------------|
E|-3-------2-------0---------------------------------------------|

Interlude:
   Em      A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0-------2-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------2-------------------------------------------------|
D|---2-------2---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo:
   D            Asus         Bm     Asus     G      D/F#
e|-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-----------3-----------3-------3-------3-3-----------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----------4-------2-------0---2-----------|
D|-0-----------0---2-----0-----4-------2-------0-----0-----------|
A|---------------0---------4-2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-------2-----------|   

   Em           Asus     A   D            D/G
e|---------0-----------------------0-----------------------------|
B|-------0---0---------3-2-------3---3-------------3-------------|
G|-----0-------0-----2---2-----2-------2-------2-----2-----------|
D|---2-------------2-----2---0-----------0---0---0---------------|
A|---------------0-------0---------------------------------------|
E|-0---------------------------------------3---------------------|
OR
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-10-10-8-7-8-8/10-7-7-----7---------------------------------|
G|-------------------------9-7---9-7-6-6/7-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro:
   D            Asus         Bm     Asus     G      D/F#
e|-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---3-----------3-----------3-------3-------3-3-----------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----------4-------2-------0---2-----------|
D|-0-----------0---2-----0-----4-------2-------0-----0-----------|
A|---------------0---------4-2-------0---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-------2-----------|

   Em           Asus         A7/Bb           Bm     Asus
e|---------0-------------0-------------0-------------------------|
B|-------0---0---------3---3---------2---2---------3-------3-----|
G|-----0-------0-----2-------2-----0-------0-----4-------2-------|
D|---2-------------2-------------2-------------4-------2---------|
A|---------------0-------------1-------------2-------0-----------|
E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em              Asus          A
e|-----------0-------------0-------------------------------------|
B|---------0---0---------3---3---2-------------------------------|
G|-------0-------0-----2-------2-2-------------------------------|
D|-----2-------------2-----------2-------------------------------|
A|-----------------0-------------0-------------------------------|
E|-0-------------------------------------------------------------|

   D            D/G         D/F#           G    Asus     D
e|-------0---------------------------0-------------------0-------|
B|-----3---3-------------3---------3---3---------------3-3-------|
G|---2-------2-------2-----2-----2-------2-----2-----2---2-------|
D|-0-----------0---0---0-------0-------------0-----2-----0-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------0---------------|
E|---------------3-----------2-------------3---------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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14 comments:

Calvin Soo KJ said...

bro, love your work. keep it up. god bless...

alan said...

Hey graham, can u tab this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9t3_p_hpyI

Adam said...

hey can you do the chords and tab for mercy by parachute band?

my email: godblessus21@gmail.com

thanx

Adam said...

and my other request if its not too much

this song:
http://www.bebo.com/FlashBox.jsp?FlashBoxId=5330622966&FlashViewType=Personal&MemberId=5329306289

(can i have like PDFs for the lyrics and chords for mercy and this song)

Zmster said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for the service you provide for so many with your instructional posts. I just thought though that I'd clarify your explaination for this song. I believe you may be thinking of "Fingerprints of God" which was written for his daughter who was feeling down on herself. The story behind "I Will Be Here" is indeed about commitment to his wife as recalled by SCC in this article.

http://www.ccmmagazine.com/news/stories/11535319/

Graham Choo said...

Hey Zmster, thanks for the clarification! Haha, maybe I did get the songs mixed up. The concert was quite a while back, but I really appreciate the effort. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Is this in the key of D? If yes, how come there is an F# and E major?

Graham Choo said...

Hey, yeah the song is in the key of D. I'm not good at music theory, but I know composers like to add in non-standard chords that sound different from the rest of the song, to give some flavour and impact to the song.
It's like adding in Eb for songs in the key of G. (Bridge for God Will Make A Way)

Anonymous said...

Graham,

You're right. I just check a music theory book. The key of D includes E and F#. They call it chord II and III (or 'secondary dominants'

Nathan said...

In the first video, there is a capo on the first fret and the second, there isnt.Just saying...

Graham Choo said...

Hey Nathan, good observation! I guess playing in Eb was a little high, so he decided to do the instructional in D instead.
But it's all the same chords, since it's just an additional capo on the 1st fret :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the chords for this song. I needed to play it for a wedding so it was really helpful. God bless. Margie

Markleen said...

Thanx bro!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!!

soli deo gloria