The Color Green (Rich Mullins Cover) – John and Rebekah Boruff

And the moon is a sliver of silver
Like a shaving that fell on the floor of a Carpenter’s shop
And every house must have it’s builder
And I awoke in the house of God
Where the windows are mornings and evenings
Str-etch-ed from the s-un, across the sky north to south
         D                                                 F
And on my way to early meeting
                      Am                                              G
I heard the rocks crying out, I heard the rocks crying out

      F                                                                        C
Be praised for all Your tenderness (quick), by these works of Your hands
                   D                                                              Am                          Em
Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless, and bring to life Your land
           F                                                                  C
Look down up-on this winter (quick) wheat, and be glad that You have made
          D                                 Am             F
Blue for the sk–y and the color gre–en
           F                                                E/power chord (2 up from G)/G/power”/B (x4)…E
That fills these fields with praise

(Irish yodeling tune)

And the wrens have returned and are nesting
In the hollow, of that oak where his heart once had been
D                                                                                   Am
And he lifts his arms in a bless-ing, for bein’ born again
And the streams are all swollen (quick) with winter
Win-ter un-froz-en and free to run away now
                  D                         F                              Am
And I’m amazed, and I remember, Who it w–as th–at bu–ilt this ho–use
And with the rocks, I– cr–y o–ut

CHORUS  – break riff x2

*Thanks to my wife Rebekah for helping on the strumming rhythms.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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