SONG LYRICS FOR: "IT'S A WONDER I'M HERE"
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Lyrics: Casper Gardener, Peter Gehr, Cathy Gehr
Music: Casper Gardener

"IT'S A WONDER I'M HERE"

Verse 1 [male]
I went to a party to have a little fun,
You know how parties go.
Some friends were there, so I found a cozy chair
And watched the fire glow.
It had been a long day, I was trying to get away,
And let my worries go.
Glasses were clinking, people were drinking,
And the liquor flowed.
Sitting right beside me
Was a girl with a pleasant smile.
I offered her a drink,
Hoping we could chat a while.
But she said,

Chorus 1 [female]
"It's a wonder I'm here,
I could have been gone a thousand times.
I was wasting my life away,
I couldn't find the light of day.
It's amazing to me how my life's been turned around,
So excuse me if I turn your offer down."

Verse 2 [male]
She told me how for years she tried to drown her tears
With too much to drink. [Mmmm]
Her children often cried, her husband hurt inside,
Love was wearin' thin.
But somewhere inside her aching heart
She knew her drinking had to end.
Then she cried out to God, and her broken heart began to mend.
Now I know for certain the secret of her special smile.
My life has also changed and that's the reason why …

Chorus 2
It's a wonder I'm here,
I could have been gone a thousand times.
I was wasting my life away,
I couldn't find the light of day.
It's amazing to me, how my life's been turned around,
So excuse me if I turn your offer down.

Bridge
So many people trying to find
Something to ease their troubled mind.
But I never found peace in a bottle [no, I never found peace that way.]
But it comes from up above [comes from up above],
Poured out from the very heart of love.

Chorus 3
It's a wonder I'm here,
I could have been gone a thousand times.
I was wasting my life away,
I couldn't see the light of day.
F: It's amazing to me
M: How my life's been turned around.
G: I was wasting my life,
B: Couldn't see the light.
G: 'Til His love reached down,
B: Turned my life around.
It came from up above,
Poured out from the very heart of---- [4 times] love.

B: There is peace that you can find,
G: Only love can ease your mind.


"IT'S A WONDER I'M HERE" (with chords)

Intro: (Em)-(Gm)-(C7)-(D)-(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(D)

Verse 1 [male]
I (D)went to a party to (G)have a little fun,
You know how (A)parties go.
Some (D)friends were there, so I (G)found a cozy chair
And watched the (A)fire glow.
It had (Em)been a long day, I was (G)trying to get away,
And let my (C)worries (D)go.
Glasses were (C)clinking, people were (G)drinking,
And the liquor (D)flowed.
(C)Sitting right beside me
Was a (G)girl with a pleasant (D)smile.
I (C)offered her a drink,
(G)Hoping we could chat a (D)while.
But she said,

Chorus 1 [female]
"It's a wonder I'm (D)here,(Em)
I could have been (F#m)gone a thousand (G)times.
I was (Bm)wasting my life (C)away,
I (G)couldn't find the light of (A)day.
It's amazing to (D)me (Em)how my (F#m)life's been turned a(G)round,
So ex(Em)cuse me if I (Gm)turn your of(C7)fer (D)down."

(Am)-(Em)-(F)-(G)-(D)

Verse 2 [male]
(D)She told me how for years she (G)tried to drown her tears
With too (A)much to drink. [Mmmm]
(D)Her children often cried, her (G)husband hurt inside,
Love was (A)wearin' thin.
But (Em)somewhere inside her aching (G)heart
She knew her drinking (C)had to (D)end.
Then she (C)cried out to God, and her (G)broken heart be(D)gan to mend.
Now I (C)know for certain the (G)secret of her special (D)smile.
My (C)life has also (G)changed and that's the reason (D)why …

Chorus 2
It's a wonder I'm here,
I could have been gone a thousand times.
I was wasting my life away,
I couldn't find the light of day.
It's amazing to me, how my life's been turned around,
So excuse me if I turn your offer down.

Bridge
(G)So many people trying to (F#m)fi(Bm)nd
(E7)Something to ease their troubled (A)mi(Gm)nd.
(D)But I never found (E7)peace in a (G)bottle [no, I never found peace that way.]
But it (D)comes from up (E7)above [comes from up above],
(G)Poured out from the (C7)very heart of (D)love.

Chorus 3
It's a wonder I'm (G)here, (Am)
I could have been (Bm)gone a thousand (C)times.
I was (Em)wasting my life (F)away,
I (C)couldn't see the light of (D)day.
F: It's amazing to (G)me(Am)
M: How my (Bm)life's been turned (C)around.
G: I was (F)wasting my life,
B: Couldn't (Em)see the light.
G: 'Til His (Daug)love reached (Em7)down,
B: Turned my (A7)life a(C)round.
It (G)came from up a(A7)bove,
(C)Poured out from the (F7)very heart of(Dm)-(Am)-(Bb)-(C)-(G) [4 times] love.

B: There is peace that you can find,
G: Only love can ease your mind.

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