Prepare a Place for You

star.001Hello guys, just a quick post on this Monday morning.  I thought I would share a song I wrote for Easter many years back called “Prepare a Place for You,” based on some of the things Jesus told his followers in the days leading up to his death, burial, resurrection and ascension.  I think his words still apply today.  May they encourage you!  (A note about this recording – it’s from my CD “Remain in Me” which is a collection of songs from Jesus’ perspective to us.  All the songs on this album were recorded as live performance, without sequencing, quantizing or programming, so it has a kind-of live feel. My friend Peter Wade played the drums and I tracked all the other instruments.)

Prepare a Place for You

 

Prepare a Place for You

This land is suffering
From the curse of darkness
And desperate pain
My healing hands they’ve broken
Dark clouds gather here
Sun and brightness disappear

I have called you friends
We’ve walked along life’s dips and bends
And I’ve taught you what real love is
And I’ll always be with you
Though now I leave your shallow view

Now I go
To prepare a place for you
The way you know
To the father I’ve shown you
Time will end
And we’ll fly away my friend
To a world made new
So now I’m going to
Prepare that place for you

You will have my name
And though the dark clouds
May bring rain
Remember I am with you
And when you’re torn and bruised
Remember I went through it too
For you

And on that day you’ll run
Into my open arms
Beneath a dying sun
And a sky of falling stars
Time will end
And we’ll fly away my friend
To a world made new
So now I’m going to
Prepare that place for you


On the Mountain of the Lord – with guitar instruction

guitarHello everyone – I’ve had some requests for how to play this song on guitar.  I think it’s cool people are still singing it since the conference last summer.  This video gives a bit of instruction on how I play it, and then I just sing through the whole song.

See this earlier post with more of the scriptural and spiritual background of the song (lyrics are posted there too).

By the way check out this cool video with some highlights from the conference that Ken Angliongto made using my song.

Also, the new CD I released last summer with a studio version of this song plus lots of other uplifting tunes.

Glory to God for the way he continues to provide!

ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD – Capo 2 chords
(for actual chords for piano or other band members see earlier post)

Intro
Am G / C F
Am G / C
(repeat)

Verse
Am / G / F / C
(repeating)
last line of verse leading into chorus play G instead of C

Chorus
Am F / C G
(repeating)

Bridge
Am G / C F
F Am / G
(repeat)