Thats the Way the Father Is
Arr by Lisa
Dm7 [G G F E F] – How could He Love Me
Dm7\C - How could He know me
Bbmaj9 – How could One so
Am7 – Awesome ever
Em7(b5) – care so much for
A7(b9) – me
Dm7 – how could He love man
Dm7\C - enough to redeem man
Bbmaj9 – how could He sacri –
Am7 – fice His only
Em7(b9) – Son to set me
A7(b9) – free
D9

CHORUS (SOLOIST ONLY):

D9 [F# ] – That’s
D7\F# [G A ] just the
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] way the Father is
C9 [G, E F G ] - IS, He’ll be a
Fmaj9 [A Bb A G ] – friend when you’re not
D9 [F#] – His
D9\F# [F# G A ]- that’s just His
Gm7 [Bb, F ] – way, that’s
C9 [E E F G A] - just the way He
Dm7 [A] – Is
D9
D9 [F# G A] - He’s nothing
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] like your other
C9 [G, E F G ] – friends, He’ll be with
Fmaj9 [A A A G ] - you until the
D9 [F#, F# ] – end, that’s
D9\F# [G A Bb, G ] - just His way, that’s
Am7 [G G F E ] - just the way He
Dm7 [F] - is

VERSE #2:

Dm7 [G]- Why did He choose me, and
Dm7\C - why does He use me
Bbmaj9 - How could He put His
Am7 - trust in me to
Em7(b5) - carry out His
A7(b9) will
Dm7 - How could He love me, know
Dm7\C - all He knows about me
Bbmaj9 - How could He look be –
Dm7\C - yond my faults And
Bb\D find
Bb6(b5)\E success in
Gm7 – me
D9

CHORUS (W/CHOIR):

D9 [F# ] – That’s
D7\F# [G A ] just the
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] way the Father is
C9 [G, E F G ] - IS, He’ll be a
Fmaj9 [A Bb A G ] – friend when you’re not
D9 [F#] – His
D9\F# [F# G A ]- that’s just His
Gm7 [Bb, F ] – way, that’s
C9 [E E F G A] - just the way He
Dm7 [A] – Is
D9
D9 [F# G A] - He’s nothing
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] like your other
C9 [G, E F G ] – friends, He’ll be with
Fmaj9 [A A A G ] - you until the
D9 [F#, F# ] – end, that’s
D9\F# [G A Bb, G ] - just His
Gm7 - way, that’s
C9 - just the way He
Bb\ F quickly to F chord - is

BRIDGE (These chords are pretty close, any other suggestions, put them in….go with your ear):

Bbmaj9 - He’s
C9 - great and He’s
Fmaj9 - faith – ful
Am7
D9 - He’s Great and He’s
Gm7 - Faithful
C9 - morning
C9\Bb - by
Am7 - morning
Dm7 –
G9 - a brand new mercy I
C9 - see
D9 - Ohhhhh

CHORUS (W\CHOIR):

D9 [F# ] – That’s
D7\F# [G A ] just the
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] way the Father is
C9 [G, E F G ] - IS, He’ll be a
Fmaj9 [A Bb A G ] – friend when you’re not
D9 [F#] – His
D9\F# [F# G A ]- that’s just His
Gm7 [Bb, F ] – way, that’s
C9 [E E F G A] - just the way He
Dm7 [A] – Is
D9
D9 [F# G A] - He’s nothing
Gm7 [Bb Bb Bb A] like your other
C9 [G, E F G ] – friends, He’ll be with
Fmaj9 [A A A G ] - you until the
D9 [F# ]– end (RITARD AND ARPEGGIO OUT THAT D9 CHORD)


VAMP: (CHOIR) (Beginners Tip: Classic ii, V, I vamp, then VI, ii, V, I…wrapping around)

Gm7 – That’s just the
C9 – way
Fmaj9 - That’s just the
D9 - way the
D9\F# - Father is
Same chords for vamp—choir voices shift to the third higher. They sing this 2 times.

Gm7 – That’s just the
C9 – way
Fma9 - That’s just the
D9 - way the
D9\F# - Father is


SOLOIST AD LIB: (Still the same chords as in the vamp)

Gm7 - I don’t always
C9 – live like I ought to live
Fmaj9 – but He loves
D9 – me
Gm7 – I don’t always pray like I
C9 – ought to pray but he
Fmaj9 – blesses me
D9 – anyway
D9\E, D9\F#


CHOIR VAMP:

Gm7 – That’s just the
C9 – way
Fma9 - That’s just the
D9 - way the
D9\F# - Father is


Last time…SOLOIST (ad libs):

Gm7 – that’s just the
C9 – way the Father
Fmaj9 – is