Jacob’s Dream: Genesis 28. 10-17 (to the tunes ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘I’m gonna sing, sing, sing)

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Lyrics and Chords: 4TH CAPO G Intro: G / / / C / G / / / D / / G / / /

4G

So Jacob journeyed on,

D

and when it was time for bed,

G C G

taking a stone, he made a pillow

D G

and placed it under his head.

G

‘Twas there he dreamed a dream,

D

oh such a dream, of a stairway, so immense.

G

From the earth it reached up high,

C

he was sure it touched the sky.

G D G

“What a night! What a dream!” Jacob sighed.

There were angels going up,

there were angels coming down,

on that stairway oh so high.

As he slept there on the ground,

this is what he found,

God spoke, there above him, right out loud.

“I am the Lord your God, of Isaac and Abraham.

To you and all of your descendants,

I’m giving you this land.

And they will bless the world,

like dust they’ll spread out far.

And I’ll be with you all your days,

watch you wherever you are!”

G

“Surely God is in this place! Surely God is in this place!

D

He was here and I knew it not!

G

House of God, heaven’s gate.

C

How awesome is this place,

G D G

it must never be forgot.” (now sing this last verse again along with the next two, all three together)

“This is the house of God. (Swing low tune)

He was here and I knew it not!

Surely this is the gate of heaven, it must never be forgot!”

“House of God! Heaven’s gate! (When the saints)

God was here I knew it not!

Oh how very awesome is this place,

it must never be forgot.”

(repeat this last verse at the end)

© words Sheila Hamil 2012

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