Funeral hymns

Hymns often chosen for funerals

‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Posted in 4 Chords, 4/4 Time, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of G | 0 comments

G                C        G                  
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, 
                 A      D
Just to take him at his word;
G               C      G           
Just to rest up-on his promise, 
        C           D         G
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord."

G             D                                
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! 
G                   A        A
How I've proved him o'er and o'er!
G             C        G             
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! 
      C        D         G
O for grace to trust him more!

Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
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Posted in 4/4 Time, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Patriotic hymns, Wedding hymns | 0 comments

D                     G       D 
And did those feet in ancient time 
G         D         Em        G 
walk upon England's mountains green? 
    D            A       D 
And was the Holy Lamb of God 
   A         D            E    A 
on England's pleasant pastures seen? 

    A       Em     Am   Em 
And did the countenance divine 
               G     C       G 
shine forth upon our clouded hills? 
        Em             A  D 
And was Jerusalem builded here 
      G     D    G       D 
among these dark satanic mills 

Bring me my bow of burning gold! 
Bring me my arrows of de-sire! 
Bring me my spear! O Clouds unfold! 
Bring me my chariot of fire! 

I will not cease from mental fight, 
nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, 
'til we have built Jerusalem 
in England's green and pleasant land!
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Rock of Ages

Posted in 3 Chords, 3/4 Time, Easter hymns, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of A | 9 comments

 A             D        A
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
        A      E       A
Let me hide myself in Thee;
        E             A
Let the water and the blood
         E                   A
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
      A        D      A
Be of sin the double cure;
           A         E       A
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
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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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How Great Thou Art

Posted in 3 Chords, 4/4 Time, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of A, Wedding hymns | 14 comments


A                       D 
O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder 
         A                 E        A 
Consider all the works thy hand has made 
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder 
                    A            E          A
Your power through- out the uni- verse dis- played 

              A        D              A 
Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee 
               E                   A 
How great thou art, how great thou art 
              A        D              A 
Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee 
               E        D     E    A 
How great thou art, how great thou art 

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, 
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. 
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur 
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze. 

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing; 
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; 
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing, 
He bled and died to take away my sin. 

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, 
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. 
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration, 
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"
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Amazing Grace

Posted in 4 Chords, 4/4 Time, Easter hymns, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of G, Wedding hymns | 15 comments



(Beginners can play "D" instead of "Bm")

D                          G           D
A- | mazing | Grace, how | sweet the | sound 

                 Bm            A
That | saved a | wretch like | me |

    D                     G        D
I | once was | lost but | now am | found 

      Bm          A       D
Was | blind but | now I | see |

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
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