Words and music Bob Dylan
Released on Slow Train Coming (1979)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

On the album the song is played on the piano, in the key of Ab major. During the 1979 shows it was played in A major, with guitar and piano.

Chords:

D/a   x0423x or x04232 or x04235
E11   022232


D/a   A A |A    E E |: D/a     A :|

D/a    A A                E             D/a  A     D/a A
The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod,
D/a        A  A                        E      D/a    A   D/a A
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God.
F#m            A7/e         D     E(11)      A
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
F#m        A7/e       D      (A/c#)  E     E6 E7
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
D/a       A                 E       D/a       A
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
D/a          A                               E
For like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right
D/a  A
When He returns.

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through,
He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew.
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
Until He returns?