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Tomorrow morning if you wake up,
And the sun does not appear
I, I will be here

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand, and have no fear
Cause I, I will be here

I will be here when you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind,
I will listen and
I will be here when the laughter turns to cryin’
Through the winning, losing and tryin’
We’ll be together ’cause I will be here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up,
And the future is unclear
I, I will be here
As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetime’s are made for years
So, I, I will be here

I will be here and you can cry on my shoulder,
When the mirror tells us we’re older,
I will hold you and
I will be here to watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

I, I will be here

And just as sure as seasons are made for change
Our lifetime’s are made for years
So I, I will be here we’ll be together

I will be here

Songwriters: Allan Chapman
I Will Be Here lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

From Rare.us, writer Elizabeth Vale:

Steven Curtis Chapman's song shares a message of love and faithfulness, but this song was actually written out of pain. Not long after Chapman and his wife got married, his parents divorced. He wanted to reassure his wife that he would never leave her and that he would always “be there.”

In an interview with Today’s Christian Music, Chapman shared how he felt when he wrote the song, saying “”It felt like I needed to drive a stake in the ground again and say to her, ‘No matter how I feel when I wake up tomorrow, no matter how disillusioned we may be at different points of this, I have made this commitment to you, and I will be here when you wake up.’ Because I think there was this real fear in her that said, ‘Wow, if this happened in his parents’ lives, what assurance do we have that this won’t be our story as well?’”

Thankfully, Chapman’s marriage has endured the test of time and he has been able to keep the commitment he promised to his wife in this classic song.

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