Why We Sing
By: Kirk Franklin
Posted by: Val215

Key Db
L H / R H

Db / Ab-Db-Eb-F Someone
F / Db-Eb-Ab asked the
Gb / Bb-F-Bb question
G / Eb-F-Bb why
Eb / Eb-G-Bb-Eb, Db do we
Ab / Eb-Ab-C sing
/ Eb, F When we
C / Bb-Eb-Gb, F lift our
F / F-A-Eb, F hands to
Bb / Gb-Eb, F-Db Jesus
F / Eb-Ab-Db what
Eb / F-Gb-Db, C do we
Ab / Db-Gb-Bb, C really
Db / F-Ab-Db mean

Use same chords for the following verse:

Someone maybe wondering, when we sing our song
At times we may be crying, and nothing’s even wrong

Chorus:

/ Db-F-Ab I
Ab / Cb-Eb-Gb-Bb sing be-
Db / Db-F-Ab-Db cause I’m
Gb / Bb-Db-F-Ab happy
/ Db-F-Ab I
C / Gb-Bb-Eb sing be-
F / A-Db-F-Ab cause I’m
Bb / Ab-Db-F free
/ Db-F-Ab His
Ab / Cb-Eb-Gb-Bb eye is
Db / Db-F-Ab-Db on the
Gb / Bb-Db-F-Ab sparrow
Bb / Eb-C, C-Ab That’s the
Eb / Gb-Bb-Db, C reason
Ab / Gb-Bb, C why I
Db / F-Ab-Db sing
F / A-Bb-Ab, Gb
Bb / Ab-Db-F glory
Bb / Db-F-Ab-Db halle-
Eb / G-Db-F lujah
/ Bb, C You’re the
Eb / Gb-Bb-Db, C reason
Ab / Gb-Bb, C why I
Db / F-Ab-Db sing
F / A-Db-Ab, Gb
Repeat then go to *2nd ending

*2nd ending

Eb / Gb-Bb-Db, C reason
Ab / Gb-Bb, C why I
Db / F-Ab-Db sing
F / C-Eb-G-Bb
Bb / D-Bb-Bb

Key Change Eb

Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G Someone
G / Eb-F-Bb asked the
Ab / C-G-C question
A / F-G-C why
F / F-A-C-F, Eb do we
Bb / F-Bb-D sing
/ F, G when we
D / C-F-Ab, G lift our
G / G-B-F, G hands to
C / Bb-D-F, Eb Jesus
/ C what
F / G-Ab-Eb, D do we
Bb / Eb-Ab-C, D really
Eb / G-Bb-Eb mean
C, D / Ab-Eb, Db-F
Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G someone
G / Eb-F-Bb may be
Ab / Eb-C wond’ring
A / F-G-C when we
F / F-A-C-F, Eb sing our
Bb / F-Bb-D song
/ G at
D / C-F-Ab, G times we
G / G-B-F, G may be
C / Bb-D-F crying
/ Eb-C and
F / G-Ab-Eb, D nothing’s
Bb / Eb-Ab-C, D even
Eb / G-Bb-Eb wrong
C, B / Bb-Eb-G, A-D-F# (These chords lead into chorus)

Use same chords for the following verse:

When the song is over we’ve all said Amen
In your heart just keep on singing and the song will never end

And if somebody asks you, was it just a show
Lift your hands and be a witness, and tell the whole world now.

Chorus:

/ Eb-G-Bb I
Bb / Db-F-Ab-C sing be-
Eb / Eb-G-Bb-Eb cause I’m
Ab / C-Eb-G-Bb happy
/ Eb-G-Bb I
Bb / Ab-C-F sing be-
G / B-Eb-G-Bb cause I’m
C / Bb-Eb-G free
C, B / Bb-Eb-G, A-D-F#
/ Eb-G-Bb His
Bb / Db-F-Ab-C eye is
Eb / Eb-G-Bb-Eb on the
Ab / C-Eb-G-Bb sparrow
/ C, D that’s the
F / Ab-C-Eb, D reason
Bb / Ab-C, D why I
Eb / G-Bb-Eb sing
G / B-Eb-Bb
C / Bb-Eb-G-Bb glory
G / Eb-G-Bb-Eb halle-
F / A-Eb-G lujah
/ Eb-G-Bb I
Bb / Db-F-Ab-C give the
Eb / Eb-G-Bb Eb praises
Ab / C-Eb-G-Bb to You
F / A-Eb-G
Bb / Db-F-Ab-C glory
Eb / Eb-G-Bb-Eb halle-
Ab / C-Eb-G-Bb lujah
/ C, D You’re the
F / Ab-C-Eb, D reason
Bb / Ab-C, D why I
Eb / G-Bb-Eb sing.

Verse:

And when we cross that river to study war no more
We will sing our songs to Jesus the One whom we adore

Go back to chorus and end song.