Archive for August, 2014


Break Up Your Fallow Ground

*Capo on 5th fret
Chords used:

* Cadd9 – [032030]
* Fadd9 – [032033]
* G* – [320030]
* Em – [022000] or Em7 [022030]
* Asus4 – [x00230]
* A7sus4 – [300030]

e|-0–0-3-0-3-0–0-3-0-3-|<—–(Note the difference here)
B|-3–3-3-3-3-3–0-0-0-0-|
G|-0–0-0-0-0-0–0-0-0-0-|
D|-2–2-2-2-2-0–0-0-0-0-|<–
A|-3–3-3-3-3-2–2-2-2-2-|<–
E|-0–0-0-0-0-3–3-3-3-3-|<—–(Note the change)

Lyrics:

Capo on 5th fret

Chords used:

* Cadd9 – [032030]
* Fadd9 – [032033]
* G* – [320030]
* Em – [022000] or Em7 [022030]
* Asus4 – [00023x]
* G6 – [320000]
* Dsus4 – [300230]

Note: This, I think, is not exactly the key as in Jason’s recording,
yet, these chords match the same sound in the song.
Praise God!

[Intro]:

[Verse 1]:
C Dsus4 Em Asus4 G*
It’s time to seek the Lord ’til He co—-o—-omes…
C Asus4 G*
And break up your fallow ground…

C Dsus4 Em Asus4 G*
It’s time to seek the Lord ’til He co—-o—-omes…
C Asus4 G*
And break up your fallow ground…

[Chorus]:
C D G* Asus4 Em7
‘Til He comes and rains upon you, Oh righteousness
Cadd9 D G*
Break up your fallow ground
C D G* Asus4 Em7
‘Til He comes and rains upon you, Oh righteousness
Cadd9 D G6
Break up your fallow ground

[Verse 2]:
C Dsus4 Em Asus4 G*
Sow unto yourselves in righteousness
C Asus4 G*
Weep in mer—-cy

C Dsus4 Em Asus4 G*
Sow unto yourselves in righteousness
C Asus4 G6
Weep in mer—-cy

[Bridge]:
C Asus4 G*
Sow not among thorns any longer
Sow not among thorns any longer
Sow not among thorns any longer
Sow not among thorns any longer
C Asus4 G6
Break up your fallow ground

C D G* Asus4 Em7
‘Til He comes and rains upon you, Oh righteousness
Cadd9 D G*
Break up your fallow ground
C D G* Asus4 Em7
‘Til He comes and rains upon you, Oh righteousness
Cadd9 D G6
Break up your fallow ground

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Words and music by Jason Bellard

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Chords:
[Am  – C   –  G   – Am]
*Play bar chords plucking the top 3 strings

[Lyrics]:
In a great house there are vessels of gold and silver
Vessels of wood and earth, some of shame and some of worth
We are God’s dwelling place and there are useful things in us
But if they cannot be tried with fire then they should only turn to dust

We need a purging that only God can do
These lumps are filled with leaven and they need to be made new
We need to purified and holy, sanctified and true
Set apart for the Master’s will and fit for the Master’s use
[Repeat Chorus]

The time is yet appointed and some will be made white
Which ones will it be, those very few that have been tried
We are earthen vessels with treasure deep inside
Will our treasure turn to dust or purge and purify?

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Words and music by Jason Bellard
Transcription taken from from http://www.jasonbellard.com

[Chords used]:
Eb5 – 66xxxx
F#5 – x44xxx
G#5 – x66xxx

Note: (If you’re a beginner, notice that “x” means that you do not play that string. To do this, place your index finger as if you were to play barre chords, but just cover those strings and do not press them fully.)

Play the chords in this order:
[ Eb5 – F#5 – G#5 – Eb5 ]
(Repeat the same progression throughout the whole song).
Enjoy singing for Christ!

[Lyrics]:
Scarlet cord, save us from this war that’s going on outside our comfort zone
Risen One, God’s only Son, give us strength as day to day unfold

You are that freshly plucked olive leaf to show a sign and now we’re free
And You bore the nails, the cross, the crown and turned our sin to solid ground
Oh, that sweet taste of manna from Heaven
You are the bread unleavened, the way, the truth, the life,
The only light that brakes this dark inside of us
We give You all our trust

‘Cause You could have chose anywhere in the universe to live,
But You chose our hearts, Oh, You chose our hearts
You could have chose anyone the youth
But You chose the sinful and abused to tell the world how great You are
You could have chose anyone that doubted, but You chose to give up Your own life
And then You rose again in just three days
You could have chose to stop the pain
But You chose the suffering and the shame to save us sinners from the grave
And Your name is Jesus Christ, precious Jesus Christ

And good shepherd, guide Your sheep on a path so straight to a promise of peace
The world may say we’ve lost our minds
But we’re holding on to the one true vine
You’re the breath of life that breathes and knows, a healing hand, unending love,
The reason that our heart still beats today
And, though, the devil tries to bring us down we’ll still stand firm and stand our ground
And we want You to know, Lord, we are with You all the way

As You Did To Me

[Chords]:
D – A – Bm – G

[Lyrics]:
[Verse 1]
I’m the one that’s been sleeping in what everybody thought could be my deathbed
Now Jesus is come and He woke me from my sleep
You been commanded once I’m awakened to give me something to eat
When is somebody finally gonna feed me?
Is there living water flowing out from you?
Well, if there is, then I’ve been thirsting for quite some time
Will you be the very one to give me drink?
Or will you be the one to lead me here to die?

[Chorus 1]
Will it be that I was hungry and you never fed me anything?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
And will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings?
And you’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds
So will it be that I was thirsty and you never gave me any drink?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
And will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings?
And you’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds

[Verse 2]
I’m the stranger in your assembly who feels so out of place
And when did you do anything to take me in?
The shame of my nakedness is written all over my face
And I need to exchange this garment spotted by sin
And I’ve been sick it seems for so long and the doctors cannot heal
And I need a true physician to set me free
I’ve built this prison that I’m in while in bondage to my sin
And I need to know somebody cares for me

[Chorus 2]
So will it be I was a stranger and you never took me in?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
And will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings?
And you’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds
And will it be I was in prison and you never came to me?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
And will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings?
And you’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds

[Verse 3]
Now I speak of certain things, not to leave other things undone
Since faith without works is surely dead
We’ve been told and we’ve been called to be servants of all
But how will they know the truth if the truth is left unsaid?

[Chorus 3]
So will it be that I was lost and you never shined a light?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
Or will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings
You’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds
Will it be that I was lost and you’ve never taken up your cross?
Take your seat on the left hand of God with all the goats
Or will it be as you did to me, you did to the precious King of kings?
And you’ll accompany the sheep the right hand holds
Will you accompany the sheep the right hand holds?

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Words and music by Jason Bellard
Transcription taken from from http://www.jasonbellard.com

Listen to this song

Hey brothers and sisters in Christ! Here’s my favorite song by Jason. I must thank the administrator of the no-longer-available webpage http://www.jasonbellard.com for having given me a hand with the lyrics of this song.

*Capo on 2nd fret

[Chords used]:
* C  – 032010
* C*- 032013
* C/G – 332010
* G6 – 320000
* Am – 002210
* F (F maj7) – 033210

[Intro: C C* C F]

[Verse: G/C G6 Am Em F  G6]

What is this life you life that you live?
And all of these things that you live for?
What do they matter in light of eternity?
The unending emptiness in you
And oh how you run from all that’s true
And turn and say that it’s all ok
Remember those nights all by yourself
You thought about Heaven, death and Hell
And then you chased away all reality
Though death is uncertain life can’t be
To all who in Jesus now are free
To all who have the victory

[Chorus: G/C G6 Am F / G6]

Cause you have one life to answer for
Will it be your one desire to be faithful to the Lord?
You have one life, one life to give
Will you serve a sinful heart or cry out to Jesus and live? And live

[Verse 2: G/C G6 Am Em F]

The hate in your heart has run you dry
You’ve done all you could not to live a lie
But what have you become?
You’ve seen such pretend you just don’t know
The right or the left which way to go
And yet all you do is run
You look in the mirror what do you see?]
The face of a once hypocrisy
And again you turn away
Why can’t you see you don’t have long
Before your one life is here and gone?
And then comes the judgment day

One life