Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Abide With Me- Easy Guitar chords

I love this time of the year. Spring is so beautiful in Utah! One of my favorite songs about the Savior is "Adibe with Me". I love the words, I love the simplicity of the music and I love how it makes me feel. It reminds me that no matter how alone I feel, the Savior is always near. I found this beautiful version in one of my guitar books and took out some of the unnecessary chords to make the pick pattern fit. I like how it turned out. I am more of a mezzo and found that I needed to use my capo. I also only added 3 of the 5 verses of the song as I didn't want it to drag on. Enjoy! 
Abide with Me

Pick pattern- T121 Capo 1st Fret

C   G          Am  C    F           G     C
Abide with me fast falls the even tide
C                    F    C     Dm          Am   G
The darkness deepens Lord with me abide
C        G      Am C    F           A7         Dm
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
G                C            F   C      G     C
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

C G            Am   C    F       G          C

I need they presence every passing hour
C                   F        C    Dm      Am         G
What but thy grace can foil the tempters power
C     G             Am C F                 A7        Dm
Who like they self my guide and stay can be
G                            C             F       C      G      C
Through cloud and sunshine Lord abide with me

C       G            Am   C   F         G          C

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes
C                           F         C    Dm           Am    G
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
C            G            Am       C     F               A7             
Heavens morning breaks, and earths vain shadows
G            C          F        C       G    C
In life in death o Lord, abide with me.



Anonymous said...

Really good chords! Ive been looking all day for them for a service on Saturday and just found these - most are hopeless but this is a really good version, thanks!

Half Dane said...

You bet! Glad they will work for you.