To Have And To Hold

Pat Barrett

Verse 1
C
Here we are now
Csus/D
ten years running
Am7
Doesn’t feel that
Gsus
long at all
C
I remember
Csus/D
the 8th of August
Am7
Dancing in the
Gsus
wedding hall
F2
F2
We were so young
There’s so
G
much that we couldn’t have
G
known
F2
F2
We’re just beginning
To
G
see what the future can
G
hold
Chorus 1
I’m
F2
learning that love is a
F2
beautiful garden
That’s
G(add4)
bursting with color when
Cmaj7/E
tended with care
I’m
F2
learning that love is a
F2
wild endeavor
With
G(add4)
no guarantees but the
Cmaj7/E
life that we share
I’m
F2
learning that love is a
F2
sign and a wonder
And
G(add4)
healing us more than we
Cmaj7/E
ever could know
And there’s
Am7
plenty of reasons why
G(add4)
Things can be left to grow
Dm7
cold
Dm7
But
Am7
I still believe in our
G(add4)
Promise to have and to
Dm7
hold
Dm7
To
C/E
have and to
F2
hold
F2
Verse 2
C
Can’t believe how
Csus/D
fast they’re growing
Am7
We were warned, I’m
G(add4)
still surprised
C
Children play but
Csus/D
oh they’re watching
Am7
Learning love be
G(add4)
fore their eyes
F2
We’re
F2
sharpening arrows
And
G(add4)
aiming them into the
G(add4)
sky
F2
F2
Over and over
We’re
G(add4)
helping them learn how to
G(add4)
fly
Chorus 2
We’ll
F2
show them a love that can
F2
live through an argument
G(add4)
Filled with forgiveness when
Cmaj7/E
hurt has been done
We’ll
F2
show them a love that can
F2
handle misfortune
And
G(add4)
still be around when the
Cmaj7/E
morning has come
And
F2
I’m not naive: we’ve got
F2
miles to go
But we’ve
G(add4)
proven our love can grow deeper with time
And there’s
Am7
plenty of reasons why
G(add4)
Things can be left to grow
Dm7
cold
Dm7
But
Am7
I still believe in our
G(add4)
Promise to have and to
Dm7
hold
Dm7
To
C/E
have and to
F2
hold
F2
All o
Cmaj7/E
ur days
Cmaj7/E
To have and to
Dm7
hold
Dm7
G(add4)
G(add4)
REPEAT CHORUS 1
Tag
All o
Cmaj7/E
ur days
Cmaj7/E
To have and to
Dm7
hold
Dm7
G(add4)
G(add4)
C
Writer(s):

Pat Barrett

Theme(s):

Commitment & Dedication, Peace & Hope

Tempo:

Slow

BPM:

150

Original Key:

C

Recommended Key(s):

C, E

CCLI #:

7168693

Scripture Reference:

Ephesians 4:2-3