Bethlehems Gate
Words And Music By Ricky Ross

Cadd9 x32033
Dm7 xx0211
Am7 x02010
Em 022000
F 133211
G 320033

Intro - Cadd9     Dm7


Cadd9                   Dm7                Cadd9                          Dm7                       
There was a night as purple as this with a love so close we longed to be missed
 Am7                               Dm7                 Em                                      F
Summer eighty-nine and everything stood sure and free and there to be finished
Cadd9                       G                            Cadd9
I long to be there, as bright as the sky, at Bethlehem's gate

Cadd9                     Dm7                    Cadd9                          Dm7       
September again you come so quick so sudden your strength so strong your kiss
 Am7                                           Dm7
The world groans and strains for the hope of a time
Em                                                          F
Like a prayer that is wished and willed to exist  
  Cadd9                               G                                  Cadd9
Like knocking so hard, and trying to get through, to Bethlehem,s gate


Bridge -    G    C      F     C   F
                  G    C      F

   Cadd9                   Dm7                Cadd9                          Dm7       
I'm chiding the heart that the body will live to question the power and the gift of birth
    Am7                                      Dm7                  Em                                       F
To stand and grow and die on the wasteland that scorns the high temples we build
  Cadd9                              G                         Cadd9
And stand in the way, and darken the sky, at Bethlehem,s gate

Outro -    Cadd9    Dm7