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Protected By Prayer Intro: D A D F D D A C D D C D C A D D C F D C He got lost from his unit in the jungle alone, G D with the enemy on the advance; C As the bullets and tracers flew over his head, G D he knew that he didn't have a chance. C He fired his rifle and tried to be brave, G D though his senses were frightened and numb; C He lay on the ground with a lump in his throat G D 'Cause he knew that the end would soon come. G D But back home a mother was down on her knees G D praying, "Be with my son, keep him safe, Father, please." G D When it all looked so hopeless, just a one-sided fight, E A his deliverance flew into the night. D C G D And the enemy scattered as the chopper touched down A and lifted the soldier off the hard killing ground; C G D He could feel the LORD's presence in the hot jungle air, G D A D surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer. D C She had to work late, she was hurrying along, G D trying to get home before dark; C Against her better judgement, she turned from her way, G D and took the shortcut that ran through the park. C With night falling quickly and no one around, G D from the deep shadows there stepped a man; C She noticed the cold, evil look in his eyes, G D then she saw the knife in his hand. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/c/charlie-daniels/118146.html ] G D She cried out, "LORD, Jesus, I'm one of Your own, G D send me help, LORD, you know I can't face this alone." G D As the powers of heaven fought the forces of hell, E A the man tripped and stumbled and fell. D C G D She walked through the darkness without worry or fear, A knowing nothing could harm her 'cause her angel was near C G D No evil could touch her, no demon would dare, G D A D surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer. Bridge: C G Bb He who abides in the Almighty's shadow shall be kept F 'neath His sheltering wing; C G Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow, E A I will not fear anything. D C He was a good husband and the father of two, G D It all began harmless enough. C He started out trying the drugs just for fun, G D Then he was hooked on the stuff. C He was out on the street just a thief and a bum, G D He was dirty and out of control. C But his family wouldn’t give up. They cried out to God, G D and prayed for his lost troubled soul G D Then one day a street preacher walked up to him. G D He said “friend did you know Jesus died for your sins?” G D I’ve been sent to help you find salvation’s door. E A You can’t live like this any-more C G D And the heavens were opened and conviction fell down. A And he cried out for mercy as he knelt on the ground C G D When he stood up, his soul was in the Good Shepherd’s care, G D A Bm A G surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer. G D A D Surrounded by mercy, protected by prayer.
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