Iíve got a Reason

Words and Music by Jim E. Davis

© 2000 HIM Music

 

Key: G

 

 

Chorus:

 

D7             G7

Iíve got a reason to shout, to dance and rejoice

 

                                 Em7         A7            D7

Iíve got a reason to sing, and lift up my voice

 

             G             G7                  C/E              Cm/Eb

For the Lord has brought me a mighty long way

 

G/D          Em7             D7        G

Iíve got a reason to rejoice today

 

 

Verse I:

 

        G

The army of the Pharaoh was following behind

 

                                                             A7                     D7

The chosen people of the Lord could find no place to hide

 

       G                        G/B        C7

But then the waters parted a path across

 

A7                                   A7/C#        D7

When they reached the other side, they began to sing:

 

 

Verse II:

 

G

Paul and Silas in the jail at midnight they rejoiced

 

                                                A7                   D7

They began to sing and pray, lifting up their voice

 

         G                                 G/B                      C7

Now you might think their circumstance was one without a key

 

       A7                A7/C#      D7

But it was just a reason to thank God they were free!

 

 

Verse III:

 

G

You may think weíre loud, perhaps a little strange

 

                                                    A7                      D7

The way we sing and shout, and lift our hands to pray

 

       G                            G/B                      C7

But if you knew where we came from or where we couldíve been

 

A7                       A7/C#                 D7

You could understand the joy we have in praising Him!