ARTIST: Dave Carter
TITLE: Gentle Arms of Eden
Lyrics and Chords

[Capo 5]

On a sleepy endless ocean
When the world lay in a dream
There was rhythm in the splash and roll
But not a voice to sing
So the moon fell on the breakers
And the morning warmed the waves
'Til a single cell did jump and hum
For joy as though to say

/ D C G - / / C G C G / Am - C - / 1st, 2nd, 3rd / Am - D - /

This is my home
This is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known
And should I stray
In the dark night alone
Rock me Goddess in the gentle arms of Eden

/ G - - - / C G - - / C - Em - D - - - /
   / G - - - / C D Em C / G Em C D G - - - /

Then the day shone bright and rounder
'Til the one turned into two
And the two into ten thousand things
And old things into new
And on some virgin beach head
One lonesome critter crawled
And he looked about and shouted out
In his most astonished drawl


Then all the sky was buzzin'
And the ground was carpet green
And the wary children of the woods
Went dancin' in between
And the people sang rejoicing
When the fields were glad with grain
This song of celebration 
From their cities on the plain


Now there's smoke across the harbor
And there's factories on the shore
And the world is ill with greed and will
And enterprise of war
But I will lay my burdens
In the cradle of your grace
And the shining beaches of your love
And the sea of your embrace


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