THE GREAT WHITE / JM

THE GREAT WHITE
Music & Lyrics by Josh McGary

VERSE 1

Em
I am weary
Holding tightly to the
Am
Precipice of what must be
Em
I am hungry
A man of misery
Am
And my body longs to feel relief
C G
To sleep this night
C. Am
But the walls are crashing all around me
F. G
They force me down
C. Am
As my body buckles I start to drown
F. G
Where can I turn
C
But to you

CHORUS
C
Lord come quickly
G
From the heights above the earth
Am
Ride on the light
G
Break through the night
Am. G
And claim me. yours again
C
Lord come quickly
G
Let my heart for you be sure
Am
Make straight my path
G
Hold fast my heart
Am. C
For your return

c am em
F EM F EM


VERSE 2

Em
With indignance
softly grieving
Am
at the evidence of what i see
Em
few beside me
they desert me
Am
so i feast with ravens above my city
C G
How do they sleep at night
C. Am
though there’s children crying all around them
F. G
They look away
C. Am
they avert their gaze to what surrounds them
F. G
Where can I look?
C
But to you

CHORUS
C
Lord come quickly
G
From the heights above the earth
Am
Ride on the light
G
Break through the night
Am. G
And claim me. yours again
C
Lord come quickly
G
Let my heart for you be sure
Am
Make straight my path
G
Hold fast my heart
C C BM AM
For your return

BRIDGE

AM Em
and now I stride to hallowed ground
F c c bm am
and lift my heart to beat the sound
AM EM
of threshing wheat and pressing wine
F C C BM AM

the statue crumbling, the burning vine
AM Em
the scrolls to read, the thunderous trumpets
F c c bm am
the moon to bleed, the beast to forfeit

AM em
the thief to come, the mark to burn
F c am g
the lamb to rise

CHORAL

we pledge our hopes to you oh lamb, who was slain
am
come take your throne
em g
take what’s yours again
C g
blessings and honor and glory and power
am
to you and
g
your holy
c
name

CHORUS
C
Lord come quickly
G
From the heights above the earth
Am
Ride on the light
G
Break through the night
Am. G
And claim me. yours again
C
Lord come quickly
G
Let my heart for you be sure
Am
Make straight my path
G
Hold fast my heart
C C BM AM
For your return

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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