I Will Be Here

Songwriter/Performer: Steven Curtis Chapman
Category: Christian

Steven Curtis Chapman is a prolific contemporary Christian music singer & songwriter who has released more than 20 albums, won five Grammys and over 56 Gospel Music Association ("Dove") awards (an industry record) in the more than 25 years he has been active in CCM. His music is deep, thought-provoking and covers a wide variety of topics that matter. That's not to say it's all ballads either - he's got a lot of great up-tempo music that delivers a positive message as well.

This particular love song is one he wrote to his wife and released on his 1989 More To This Life album. It's been a popular - and I say timeless - choice for Christian weddings.

SCC's main instrument of choice is acoustic guitar, so most of his songs (including this one) lend themselves well to guitar accompaniment.

Sheet music (piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal, can be piano solo)
Sheet music (guitar/vocal)


Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear,
I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
‘Cause I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we’ll be together,
‘Cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear,
I will be here.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I will be here.

I will be here, so you can cry on my shoulder;
When the mirror tells us we’re older, I will hold you.
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made,
To you and to the One who gave you to me.

As sure as seasons are made for change...

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