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East To West
East To West
By Mark Hall of Casting Crowns
From the album
The Altar and The Door

Capo 2


[Intro]

Em    G  D 
Em    G  D 


[Verse 1]

C/E    D/F#                   Em
Here I am, Lord and I'm drowning  
            G                     C/E
In Your sea of forgetfulness
                      D/F#            Em
The chains of yesterday surround me
  G                             C/E
I yearn for peace and rest
                       D                          Em
I don't want to end up where You found me
          G/B               C                  D/F#            C
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight


[Verse 2]

C/E                D/F#               Em
I know You've cast my sin as far as
          G                       C/E
As the east is from the west
        D/F#                    Em
And I stand before You now as
     G                         C/E
As though I've never sinned
                 D                       Em               G/B
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
               C                       D/F#
From You leaving me this way
C
Jesus can You show me just how


[Chorus]

Em                  G           D
Far the east is from the west
                     Am
'Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
C
Rising up in me again
         Em                          G       D
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
               Am                               G/B         C
You know just how far the east is from the west
                            (D) on chorus repeat
From one scarred hand to the other


[Instrumental]

Em      D       Em        D


[Verse 3]

C/E          D/F#                Em
I start the day, the war begins
               G                     C/E
Endless reminding of my sin
               D/F#                 Em
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out
G                       C/E
By the storm I'm in
            D                       Em               G/B
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
               C                      D/F#
From You leaving me this way
C
Jesus can You show me just how


[Chorus]

Em                  G           D
Far the east is from the west
                     Am
'Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
C
Rising up in me again
         Em                          G       D
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
               Am                               G/B         C
You know just how far the east is from the west
                            (D) on chorus repeat
From one scarred hand to the other


[Bridge]

G                                     D/F#
I know You've washed me white
                                   Em
Turn my darkness into light
                                G/C
I need Your peace to get me through
     C                             G
To get me through this night
                               Bm
I can't live by what I feel
                                            Em
About the truth Your work reveals
                                        C
And I'm not holding on to You
                                      Em      D
But You're holding on to me
                                 Em          D
You're holding on to me


[Chorus] (watch out, chords are different!)

                                        G                                 D/F#
Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
          Em
I don't have to see the man I've been
         G/C                    C
Come rising up in me again
         G                                      D
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest (mercy I find rest)
               Am                               G/B         C
You know just how far the east is from the west

From one scarred hand to the other


[Ending]

Em          D                                  Em                   D
(Just how far, the east is from the west, just how far)
                                              Em
From one scarred hand to the other
                               D                                   Em                  C
(You know just how far, the east is from the west, just how far)

From one scarred hand to the other


An awesome song from a great band. I'll be honest and admit that
I'm really uncertain about the G/C chord in both places.
I'm open to suggestions. You're welcome to email me at

[email protected]

God bless ya!
 
 
Casting Crowns - East To West :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind East To West:

Casting Crowns is a Grammy award and Dove Award winning Christian band that employs a soft rock music style. The band was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a Youth Group. He also serves as a lead vocalist. Later they moved to McDonough, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Discovered by, among others, contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns received a recording contract and vaulted to popularity in 2003 with their self-titled debut album Casting Crowns. The album quickly made them one of the fastest selling debut artists in Christian music history. Lifesong followed in 2005, debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified Platinum. The band's third album The Altar and the Door debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and #1 on the Hot Christian Albums chart upon its release in August of 2007. Ten weeks after it came out it was certified Gold.

Casting Crowns has enjoyed tremendous success in the United States. They have released eight singles to date, seven of which have become consecutive number one hits on various Christian music charts. "Voice of Truth" spent a record-breaking fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 beginning in 2003. “Lifesong” spent nine weeks in the top spot, with “Praise You In This Storm” remaining at #1 for seven weeks. Casting Crowns broke their own record in 2007 when the single "East To West" from The Altar and the Door hit sixteen consecutive weeks at #1. The song ended up enjoying the top spot for a total of nineteen weeks, now their most successful single to date.

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