ruth

 

 

Ruth

 
 

 
 

Lyrics and music

 by

 © Michael King and Sandra K Hall

 

Verse 1

 

Dm                 C add9    G

My daughters you must go now

C                   Em7         Am

Back to your people be blessed

Dm    C add9    G

I have no more sons now

C               G                  C

I go to my home to find rest

 

Dm           C add9         G

Ruth cried please don’t leave me

C          Em7        Am

My heart is joined to you

Dm        C add9 G

There is nothing here to  keep me

C              G          C

All I want is to be with you

 

Chorus

 

Am       Em7        C

And I will go wherever you go

F         C               G

I will follow where you lead me

Am              Em7   C

Your people shall be my people

F              G        C

And your God shall be my God

 

Verse 2

 

Dm               C add9  G

In a field she labored gleaning

C                  Em7            Am

Through the sun and the rain

Dm                C add9         G

Each day she worked until evening

C        G         C

Under Boaz’s gaze

 

Dm            C add9          G

Who is the maiden I see gleaning

C            Em7             Am

The one who comes every day

Dm                 C add9       G

Leave for her handfuls of barley

C               G                       C

Softly you could hear Ruth pray

 

Chorus

 

Am       Em7        C

I will go wherever You go

F         C               G

I will follow where You lead me

Am              Em7   C

Your people shall be my people

F              G        C

And You shall be my God

 

Bridge

 

F                                   C

Then came the fall celebration

G                                        C

The last of the harvest brought in

F                            C

Lay at his feet my daughter

G                                     C

The heart of Boaz you’ll win

F                                       C

Waking up early in the morning

G                            C

Ruth lay at Boaz’s feet

F                                        C

Spread your cloak or’ thy maiden

G                            C

My kinsmen redeemer be

 

Chorus

 

Am       Em7        C

And I will go wherever you go

F         C               G

I will follow where you lead me

Am              Em7   C

Your people shall be my people

F              G        C

And your God shall be my God

 

Verse 3

 

Dm          C add9    G

Though a poor Moabitess

C                  Em7    Am

A widow with little future

Dm                 C add9  G

Ruth won the favor of Boaz

C          G                    C

And became a great grandmother

 

Dm                 C add9  G

For she bore a son Obadiah

C       Em7          Am

Who begat a son named Jesse

Dm          C add9   G

Who became the father of David

C      G        C

The greatest King in history

 

 

Chorus (slowly with feeling)

 

Am       Em7        C

And I will go wherever you go

F         C               G

I will follow where you lead me

Am              Em7   C

Your people shall be my people

F              G        C

And your God shall be my God
 

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