The Building

by Emily Ann Roberts

152

Capo: 4th fret

[Intro]
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[Verse]
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I can't help but wonder if these floorboard creaked
 
     C        G
the same in '42
 
               D           Em                  Am7                D
When my great grandpa his heart and soul into preachin' the good news
 
           G       Am       G               C                G
And these tattered old red hymn books have caught a tear or two
             D                     Em                    Am7         Dsus4 D
'Cause it's hard to sing 'em, just as I am, without the spirit movin' you
 
          Am7   G       C           G   D
If those altars at the front could testify I know they'd say
    Am7   G        C       G     D
It never once got old hearing a sinner call His name
 
 
[Chorus]
            C
I know the stained glass never saved a soul
          Am7                                 G
And these pews ain't on the roll that's caaalled up yonder
 
            C
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
         Am7
But it's felt the power of God's hand
        G                D                  Em7
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
 
   Em               Am7                       Dsus4 D
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
 
              Am7            D7               G    Am G
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life
 
 
[Verse]
          G                                 C              G
It never claimed to be the biggest, nobody ever called it cool
                   D           Em         Am7          D
But it's where my mama met my daddy at vacation bible school
 
               G       Am      G          C                G
It's been the picture-perfect dream of a thousand glowin' brides
                D              Em                Am7                D
It's heard the weeping as the loved ones laid to rest with sad goodbyes
 
 
[Chorus]
                C
And I know the stained glass never saved a soul
          Am7                                  G
And these pews ain't on the roll that's called up yonder
 
            C
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
         Am7
But it's felt the power of God's hand
        G                D                  Em
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
 
   D                Am7                       Dsus4 D
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
 
              Am7            D                G
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life
 
 
[Bridge]
      C       Em
It's where I learned that Jesus hears my prayers
          B
And he's walkin' with me everywhere
        D                G           A
And no matter what I've done I know I'm loved
 
    Am7     Am   D
I'm always loved
 
           G           Am     G
I know it won't stand here forever
               C                  G
But I'll sure miss it when it's gone
         D           Em
And I'll be forever grateful
    Am        C         G
To call that church my home
 
 
[Chorus]
            C
I know the stained glass never saved a soul
           Am                                  G
And these pews ain't on the roll that's calleeeed up yonder
 
            C
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
         Am7
But it's felt the power of God's hand
        G                D                  Em
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
 
   D                Am                        Dsus4 D
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
 
              Am7            D            Em
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life
 
 
[Outro]
          Am             D                G
It's the building where Jesus changed my life
 
 
[Outro]
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                  [Verse 1]
I can't help but wonder if these floorboard creaked the same in '42
When my great grandpa his heart and soul into preachin' the good news
And these tattered old red hymn books have caught a tear or two
'Cause it's hard to sing 'em, just as I am, without the spirit movin' you
If those altars at the front could testify I know they'd say
It never once got old hearing a sinner call his name

[Chorus]
I know the stained glass never saved a soul
And these pews ain't on the roll that's called up yonder
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
But it's felt the power of God's hand
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life

[Verse 2]
It never claimed to be the biggest, nobody ever called it cool
But it's where my mama met my daddy at vacation bible school
It's in the picture-perfect dream of a thousand glowin' brides
It's heard the weeping as loved ones laid to rest with sad goodbyes

[Chorus]
And I know the stained glass never saved a soul
And these pews ain't on the roll that's called up yonder
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
But it's felt the power of God's hand
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life

[Bridge]
It's where I learned that Jesus hears my prayers
And he's walkin' with me everywhere
And no matter what I've done I know I'm loved
I'm always loved
I know it won't stand here forever
And I'll sure miss it when it's gone
And I'll be forever grateful to have called that church my home

[Chorus]
I know the stained glass never saved a soul
And these pews ain't on the roll that's called up yonder
I know the pulpit's just a wooden stand
But it's felt the power of God's hand
As His glory filled the place with awe and wonder
I know it's just a building, plain and simple white
But it's the building where Jesus changed my life

[Outro]
It's the building where Jesus changed my life                
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