The Thank You Song
I’ll keep this post focused on the guitar aspects of this song.
First off, it’s in the key of F.
I open up with an intro in which I lift the bar off of the 1st and 2nd strings and bring the bar back down. If you listen to the recording (available in the sidebar), you can hear this oscillation from the full barred F major chord to the haunting F+7sus that results when you lift the bar off of the 1st and 2nd strings while keeping everything else in place.
From there, <em>The Thank You Song</em> is pretty straightforward.
The Thank You Song
Thank you, Lord,
For the gift of this life.
Thank you for all of Creation,
And thank you for light.
Thank you for peace and for quiet,
And thank you for sound.
Thank you for Truth and for Love
And the power of Now.
Thank you for time and for space,
For breath and for blood.
For giving us everything, everything,
And always with Love.
Thank you for life,
From cradle to grave.
Your precious protection
Corrects and reminds us to pray.
Thank you for wind,
Thank you for sun.
Thank you for planting your presence
Thank you for practice and effort,
Thank you for growth.
Thank you for laughing and learning,
And thank you for jokes.
Thank you sincerely, thank you clearly,
With all of my heart-
That river inside me that guides me
From your whole to my part.
And as we find freedom, Lord,
Help us remain,
So we can help others
Come out of their pain.
Thank you lord for Redemption,
And thank you for Grace.
Thanks for your sacred creation-
The Human Race.
So help us Lord, oh,
Please hear our song.
Guide us in goodness and train us
To serve one and all.
So that’s <em>The Thank You Song</em>.
Head to The Thank You Song page to download a pdf with the chords and lyrics for your home guitar playing enjoyment.
And if you would like to learn how to play this or any of the other Friday Songs, I’m here to help. I teach Nashville Guitar Lessons and webcam guitar lessons and currently have some availability should you want to take your guitar playing to a higher level while learning some super beautiful, powerful music.