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I Was There When It Happened  Johnny Cash




















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There are some [E]people,[A] who say we cannot [E]tell,
Whether we are [B7]saved or, whether all is [E]well; [A]   [E]
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They say we only can hope and, trust that it is so,
But I was there when it [B7]happened and I guess I ought to [E]know. [A]   [E]



Chorus
Yes, I know when Jesus [B7]saved me (yes, He saved my soul),
The very moment He [E]forgave me (yes, He made me whole);
He took away my heavy [F#7]burden (yes, He took my sin and),
And He gave me peace [B7]within (gave me peace within).
Satan can't make me [E]doubt it (he can't make me doubt it),
[E7]It's real and I'm gonna [A]shout it (I'm gonna shout it);
'Cause I was there when it[B7] happened (oh, my Lord),
and I guess I ought to [E]know (yes, [A]I ought t[E]o know).


Now, I don't care who [E]tells me, [A]salvation is not [E]real,
Though the world may [B7]argue, that we cannot [E]feel; [A]   [E]
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The heavy burdens lifted and the vile sins go,
But I was there when it [B7]happened and I guess I ought to [E]know. [A]   [E]


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