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