God Gave Me You

Performer: Dave Barnes, Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Dave Barnes
Category: Christian, Country

Dave Barnes, a contemporary Christian artist, says this song came to him while he was walking through London one day. His wife Annie was also an inspiration in her steady support of him through his career as an artist, with all its unpredictable ups and downs. He released the song in 2010 for his album What We Want, What We Get. Apparently the song really touched many fans, who contacted him to say it had become a theme for their relationship or even saved their marriage.

Blake Shelton heard the song on the radio and it actually inspired him to propose to his girlfriend-now-wife Miranda Lambert. He then recorded it himself in 2011 for his album Red River Blue.

Sheet music (piano/vocal - can be piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal - Dave Barnes version)
Sheet music (piano/vocal - Blake Shelton version)


I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm blows through
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

There’s more here than what we're seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
and I need you


On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo


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