This song is by the Indiana born christian contemporary singer-songwriter Ray Boltz, who was virually unknown when this song was written. This song also won the Song Of The Year award at the GMA Dove Awards.
When I received this song as a lesson suggestion from Clifford Faife, I was really excited to listen to this song. Once I listen, I was nearly in tears listening to the song. I love the meaning and the emotion of the words of this song. The way in which the singer has delivered each and every word in this song is absolutely beautiful.
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Scale: G Major Time Signature: 4/4 Tempo: 64 INTRO G G D/F# I dreamed I went to heaven Em And you were there with me C D We walked upon the streets of gold C D Beside the crystal sea G D/F# We heard these angels singing Em Then someone called your name C D You turned and saw this young man C D G And he was smiling as he came G D/F# And he said friend you may not know me now Em D And then he said, but wait C D You used to teach my Sunday School C D When I was only eight G D/F# And every week you would say a prayer Em D Before the class would start C D And one day when you said that prayer C D G I asked Jesus in my heart [CHORUS] G D/F# Em Thank you for giving to the Lord C D G D I am a life that was changed G D/F# Em Thank you for giving to the Lord C D/F# G I am so glad you gave G D/F# Then another man stood before you Em D And said remember the time C D A missionary came to your church C D And his pictures made you cry G D/F# You didn't have much money Em But you gave it anyway C D Jesus took the gift you gave C D G And that's why I'm here today [CHORUS] G D/F# Em Thank you for giving to the Lord C D G D I am a life that was changed G D/F# Em Thank you for giving to the Lord C D/F# G I am so glad you gave Ab One by one they came Fm Eb Far as your eyes could see C# Eb Each life somehow touched C# Eb By your generosity Ab Little things that you had done Fm Sacrifices you made C# Eb They were unnoticed on the earth C# Eb Ab In heaven now proclaimed C# And I know that up in heaven Ab You're not supposed to cry C# But I am almost sure Ab There were tears in your eyes Fm As Jesus took your hand Eb And you stood before the Lord C# He said, my child look around you C# Eb For great is your reward [CHORUS x2] Ab Fm Thank you for giving to the Lord C# Eb Ab Eb I am a life that was changed Ab Fm Thank you for giving to the Lord C# Eb Ab I am so glad you gave