Tears in your Bottle: Psalms of Lament Acoustic Demo

by Brian L. Howard

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Six acoustic demo tracks for my recent Psalms of Lament dissertation project. Includes 50 Page PDF (study guide, chord charts, etc).

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released 11 June 2013

Words & Music: Brian L. Howard (Based on the ESV Bible)
Produced: Stacey Severance (StaceySeverance.bandcamp.com)

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Track Name: I Will Sing of Your Strength: Psalm 59 (Demo)
INTRO G... C-B G...

CHORUS
G
I will sing of your strength...
C G C D
My fortress and my refuge in my day of distress
G
To sing aloud of your love...
C G C D
Every morning I sing praises; tell the world I am blessed

VERSE 1
Em C D
For behold... they lie in wait for me
Em C D
For no fault of mine... they run and make ready

BRIDGE
C Bm D
So awake... come to meet me... and see...

VERSE 2
You, O Lord... laugh at all their lies
The words of their lips
Trapped in their own pride

BRIDGE
My God... in His love... will meet me...

VERSE 3
Every night... coming back to prowl
Wandering the dark... listen for their growl

BRIDGE
Our shield... our Lord...can consume them...

Outro: I will sing of your strength... I will sing of your strength...
Track Name: In God I Trust: Psalm 56 (Demo)
INTRO A... B... D... A ...

CHORUS
A B
In God... In God I trust...
D A
I shall not be afraid
A B
In God... Whose word I praise...
D A
I shall not be afraid...

VERSE 1
D
I’ve been trampled and attacked
A
Injured for my cause
B A
They’ve lurked and watched my steps
D
My enemies turn back
A
In the day when I will call
B E
This I know... God is for me...

VERSE 2
My tears are in your bottle
My wanderings in your book
You’ve kept my feet from falling away

In the light of life I walk
You’ve saved my soul from death
Here’s my thanks... my vow to praise... INTRO A... B... D... A ...

CHORUS
In God... In God I trust...
I shall not be afraid

In God... Whose word I praise...
I shall not be afraid...

VERSE 1
I’ve been trampled and attacked
Injured for my cause
They’ve lurked and watched my steps

My enemies turn back
In the day when I will call
This I know... God is for me...

VERSE 2
My tears are in your bottle
My wanderings in your book
You’ve kept my feet from falling away

In the light of life I walk
You’ve saved my soul from death
Here’s my thanks... my vow to praise...
Track Name: I Will Wait Forever: Psalm 52 (Demo)
INTRO G... NOTE Capo V (Key of C)

CHORUS 1
G Em Em F# G
Forever I will wait... I will wait forever
G F# Em C G
I will wait for your Name, it is good... In the presence of the Godly.

CHORUS 2
G Em Em F# G
And I am like a tree... A tree of green and olives
G F# Em C G
I grow in the house of my God... And thank Him ‘til forever

VERSE 1
Bm C D G
Why do you boast of evil, mighty man?
Bm C D G
Tongue of destruction... worker of deceit
Bm C C D G Am
Words that devour... lies in your speech break you down...
Em Am Em - - D
Snatch you up... (Snatch you up.... break you down...)

VERSE 2
Bm C D G
Why do you boast of evil mighty man?
Bm C D G
Trust in your riches, just to be destroyed
Bm C D G Am
Love lying more than speaking what is right, and torn down...
Em Am Em - - D
Rooted up... (rooted up... and torn down...)
Track Name: Awake the Dawn: Psalm 57 (Demo)
INTRO Play Chords of VERSE 1

CHORUS
C D
Awake... Awake...
F G
I will awake the dawn
F G
I will give thanks to you
F G C
To the nations, sing Your song... Awake...

VERSE 1
F
My soul’s in the midst of the lions
G C
And down with the fiery beasts
F
They with their teeth like spears and arrows
G C
Are coming after me

VERSE 2
F
Your love is great to the heavens
G C
Your faithfulness to the clouds
F
My heart is steadfast for my God
G C
Though my soul was buried down

BRIDGE
F
Send mercy to me, O God!
C
In the shadow of Your wings

F
Storms of destruction pass me by
C G
Still Your melody I’ll sing...


CHORUS
Awake... Awake...
I will awake the dawn
I will give thanks to you
To the nations, sing Your song... Awake...

VERSE 1
My soul’s in the midst of the lions
And down with the fiery beasts
They with their teeth like spears and arrows
Are coming after me

VERSE 2
Your love is great to the heavens
Your faithfulness to the clouds
My heart is steadfast for my God
Though my soul was buried down

BRIDGE
Send mercy to me, O God!
In the shadow of Your wings

Storms of destruction pass me by
Still Your melody I’ll sing..
Track Name: Save Me By Your Name: Psalm 54 (Demo)
INTRO Dropped D Riff

VERSE 1
D G D
God, save me by your Name... Vindicate me by your might.
D G D
Hear my prayer, O God... Give ear to the words of my mouth.


REFRAIN
A G D
God is my Helper... The Lord is Upholder of my life.


VERSE 2
I Give thanks to your Name, O Lord... An offering and sacrifice.

You delivered me from my troubles... I can look around in triumph.

REFRAIN 2X

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
Bm A
There’s a stranger rising up...The ruthless seek my life...
Gsus G A (optional)
They do not set God before themselves.

Bm A
But You turn their evil back... In Your faithfulness they end...
G G D
I give thanks to Your Name, for it is go - od.

VERSE 1

REFRAIN 2X
Track Name: I Shall Be Clean: Psalm 51 (Demo, with Stacey Severance)
VERSE 1
Am G Am
Have mercy on me... O my God
Am G F G
Blot out my transgressions...Wash my iniquity

Against you only... have I sinned
And done what is evil...before your very eyes

CHORUS
Am G
Purge me; I shall be clean
Am G
Wash me; whiter than snow
Am G D
Let me; hear of joy and glad - ness...
Am - G
And I shall be clean

VERSE 2
Hide Your Face from me... and from my sins
Create me a clean heart... Renew a right spirt, too

Cast me not away... from where You are
Let these broken bones... sing to You once again.

BRIDGE
F G C B/G Am
O Lord... open my lips My mouth will declare your pra-ise
F G C B/G Am
My heart’s sacrifice.... my broken spirit O God you’ll never despise
F G Am - - G
Do good to Zion, build these walls once again.