How to Play Testify to Love

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I was doing a search for one of my favorite songs that I like to sing and play on the worship team, Testify to Love. I know, the above photo is charming... don't you think? But did you know who wrote the song? Well, here is what I found out.

"Janna Long of Avalon said on the liner notes of Wow #1 Hits of the group's trademark song: "'Testify To Love' is one of those songs an artist hopes to find on every project, but rarely, does. I remember the moment like it was yesterday when I heard the song in a meeting with Avalon back in 1997. We liked it but I don't think any of us had an idea of how it would go on to touch people the way it has. The message of 'Testify' is one every Christian can relate to. Being a witness for Jesus Christ in every part of our lives is a challenge for all and one that requires action on our part. Sometimes that is being very vocal about our faith and other times, it is simply demonstrating Christ in the small, silent ways, day in and day out." -- from songfacts.


Chord Chart


VERSE 1
D                     A        Bm                    G
All the colors of the rainbow, all the voices of the wind,
D                        A                 Bm                     G
Every dream that reaches out, that reaches out to find where love began,
G                   A      Bm                  G
Every word of every story, every star in every sky,
Em    D         G         A        D
Every corner of creation, lives to testify.

CHORUS
D                      A                       Bm
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love,
Bm                       G                            D
I'll be a witness to the silences, when words are not enough,
D                       A                               Bm
And with every breath I take, I will give thanks to god above,
Bm             A       G                       D
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love.

VERSE 2
D                         A        Bm                     G
From the mountains to the valleys, from the rivers to the sea,
D                       A          Bm                             G
Every Hand that reaches out, every hand that reaches out to offer peace,
G                   A      Bm             A        G
Every simple act of mercy, every step the kingdom come,
Em    D             G           A                   D
Every hope in every heart will, speak what love has done.

CHORUS

CHORUS (key change)
E                      B                       C#m
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love,
C#m                      A                            E
I'll be a witness to the silences, when words are not enough,
E                       B                               C#m
And with every breath I take, I will give thanks to god above,
C#m            B       A                       E
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love.




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I remember playing this cool song a very long time ago with Beth in Jeff's band. Here's what we played.

Intro: C/// am F C/E Gsus Am F


VERSE 1
C/E                     Gsus-G        Am              F
All the colors of the rainbow, all the voices of the wind,
C/E                     Gsus-G     Am                            F
Every dream that reaches out, that reaches out to find where love begins,
F              Am Gsus-G    Am            G    F
Every word of every story, every star in every sky,
Dm7    C/E        F        Gsus     G F C
Every corner of creation, lives to testify.

CHORUS
C                      G                      Am
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love,
                           F              G           C
I'll be a witness to the silences, when words are not enough,
                       G                               Am
And with every breath I take, I will give thanks to god above,
                       F                       C
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love.

VERSE 2
C/E                        Gsus-G        Am                F
From the mountains to the valleys, from the rivers to the sea,
C/E                      Gsus-G      Am                            F
Every Hand that reaches out, every hand that reaches out to offer peace,
F            Am Gsus-G      Am             G        F
Every simple act of mercy, every step the kingdom come,
Dm7    C/E           F           Gsus       G         F  C
Every hope in every heart will, speak what love has done.

CHORUS

C                   Eb   Bb/D
Testify   testify
AbM7                Gm7  Bb
Testify   testify
C7                  Eb
Testify   testify

Online Chord Chart


Verse 1
E                     B        C#m                    A
All the colors of the rainbow, all the voices of the wind,
E                        B                 C#m                     A
Every dream that reaches out, that reaches out to find where love began,
                    B      C#m                  A
Every word of every story, every star in every sky,
F#m    E         A         B        E
Every corner of creation, lives to testify.

Chorus
E                      B                       C#m
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love,
C#m                       A                            E
I'll be a witness to the silences, when words are not enough,
E                       B                               C#m
And with every breath I take, I will give thanks to god above,
               A       B                       E
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/a/avalon/672.html ]
Verse 2
E                         B        C#m                     A
From the mountains to the valleys, from the rivers to the sea,
E                       B          C#m                             A
Every hand that reaches out, every hand that reaches out to offer peace,
                    B      C#m                      A
Every simple act of mercy, every step the kingdom come,
F#m    E             A           B                   E
Every hope in every heart will, speak what love has done.

Chorus

Bridge:
Colors of the rainbow 
Voices of the wind 
Dream that reaches out 
Where love Begins 
Word of every story 
Star of every sky 
Corner of creation 
Testify 

Chorus (key change)* or capo 2 and play as per above
F#                      C#                       D#m
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love,
                        B                            F#
I'll be a witness to the silences, when words are not enough,
F#                       C#                               D#m
And with every breath I take, I will give thanks to god above,
D#m                    B            C#           F#
For as long as I shall live, I will testify to love.

Chorus X2(key changes back)


Hope you like it!



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