Better is One Day

psalm 23
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By Matt Redman

1st verse:


How lovely is Your dwelling place,

A           B

 oh Lord Almighty

    E                                 B

For my soul longs and even faints for You


For here my heart is satisfied,

A              B

 within Your presence

   E                               B

I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings



G         A

Better is one day in Your courts

A         B

Better is one day in Your house

G         A

Better is one day in Your courts

     A         B

Than thousands elsewhere


2nd verse:


One thing I ask and I would seek,

A              B

 to see Your beauty

    E                                 B

To find You in the place Your glory dwells



C#m7                     B 

 My heart and flesh cry out,

A                    B

 for You the living God

C#m7                  B      A   B

 Your spirit's water for my soul

C#m7                   B

 I've tasted and I've seen,


 come once again to me


 I will draw near to You

F#m7                 B

 I will draw near to You

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