ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day hymns

O God Our Help in Ages Past

Posted in 4/4 Time, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day hymns, Hymns, Key of C | 2 comments

   C        Am      G   C
O God, our help in ages past,
     C         Am     G
Our hope for years to come,
      C      Am       F     E
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
     F     G    C
And our eternal home!

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

Time like an ever-flowing stream
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten as a dream
Dies at the break of day.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night,
Before the rising sun.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home!
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Abide With Me

Posted in 4 Chords, 4/4 Time, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day hymns, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of D, Wedding hymns | 8 comments

D  A         D        G        A   D
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

D            G        E             A         
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

D    A     D       G                 E    
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

A            D        G  D    A    D         
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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Be Thou My Vision

Posted in 3 Chords, 3/4 Time, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day hymns, Hymns, Key of D, Wedding hymns | 5 comments

D            A           G            D
Be Thou my | vision, O | Lord of my | heart; |

A                             G                A
Naught be all | else to me, | save that Thou | art. |

G                            A           G
Thou my best | thought, by | day or by | night, |

D           G               A             D
Waking or | sleeping, Thy | presence my | light. |   

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
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