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East To West
Intro:  Am G Am Gsus G

Verse I
F       G(add4)                Am                     Cmaj7
Here I   am, Lord, and I'm      drowning in Your        sea of forgetfulness.
F               G(add4)        Am             Cmaj7
The chains of   yesterday sur-  round me; I     yearn for peace and rest.
F               G(add4)                Am                     Cmaj7
I don't want to         end up where You        found me, and it        echoes in my mind,
F       G(add4)        F
keeps   me awake to-    night.

I know You've cast my sin as far as the East is from the West,
and I stand before You now as though I've never sinned.
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away 
from You leaving me this way.

Chorus
F
Jesus, can You show me just how
Am              C              Gsus           G
Far the East is         from the        West?
Dm7                                             F                      G
'Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been    arising up in me        again.
Am                              C      Gsus           G
In the arms of Your mercy       I find  rest,
Dm7                                             
'cause You know just how far the East is from the West,
F
from one scarred hand to the other.

Verse 2
I start the day the war begins, endless reminding of my sin.
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in.
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
from Your leaving me this way.

Bridge:
C
I know You've washed me white,
G/B
turned my darkness into light
Am7                     F/A
I need Your peace to    get me through
F
get me though this night
C
I can't live by what I feel,
Em7
but by the truth Your word reveals
Am7
I'm not holding on to You,
F
but You're holding onto me.
Am      Gsus
G
You're holding on to me
Am
Chorus II (chords are different this time)
G
Jesus, You know just how
C
far the East is from the West
G/B             Am
'Cause I don't  have to see the man I've been
F/A             F
rising up in    me again.
C
In Your arms of your mercy I find rest,
G/B                     Dm7
'cause You know         just how far the East is from the West,
F
from one scarred hand to the other
Am              Gsus   G
Am              Gsus
G
One scarred hand to the other
Am              Gsus   G
Am
F
From one scarred hand to the other.
 
 
Casting Crowns - East To West :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
East To West tabs @ 911Tabs

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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