C G         Am  Em   Dm        G   C
1. A-bide with me, fast falls the eventide.
   C   Dm  C    F  C     G          Am D G
   The darkness deepens, Lord, with me a-bide.
   C    E     Am Em    Dm        A        Dm
   When other helpers  fail, and comforts flee,
   G    C  G   C   E     Am  Dm  C    G    C
   help of the helpless, oh, a - bide with me!

  C G        Am Em    Dm    G       C
2. I need thy presence every passing hour!
   C    Dm  C   F     C   G        Am  D     G
   What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
   C   E       Am    Em Dm        A        Dm
   Who like Thyself  my guide and stay can be?
   G       C     G   C  E      Am  Dm  C    G    C
   Through cloud and sunshine, oh, a - bide with me !

  C     G       Am    Em   Dm         G      C
3. Swift to it's close ebbs out life's little day.
   C       Dm   C    F    C    G       Am   D G
   Earth's joys grow dim, it's glories pass a-way.
   C      E     Am  Em  Dm  A        Dm
   Change and decay in  all around I see.
   G C    G   C   E    Am   Dm  C    G    C
   O Thou who changest not, a - bide with me !

  C   G       Am     Em Dm     G       C
4. Not a brief glance I  beg, a passing word.
   C   Dm C    F        C    G   Am D       G
   But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
   C E       Am Em Dm       A        Dm
   Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
   G    C   G  C E      Am  Dm  C    G    C
   Come not to sojourn, but a - bide with me!

ABIDE WITH ME: Lyrics and Guitar Chords

"Abide With Me" is a beautiful Christian hymn, here are the chords and the lyrics of the song.
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C Major chord shape
G Major chord shape
A minor chord shape
E minor chord shape
F Major chord shape
D minor chord shape
E Major chord shape
  C    G   Am Em      Dm     G       C
5. Come not in terror, as the King of kings,
   C   Dm   C   F     C    G       Am  D   G
   But kind and good, with healing in  Thy wings.
   C     E       Am    Em Dm        A     Dm
   Tears for all woes, a  heart for every plea.
   G     C      G  C  E     Am   Dm  C    G    C
   Come, Friend of sinners, thus a - bide with me!

  C    G  Am Em       Dm   G           C
6. Thou on my head in every youth didst smile.
   C   d      C F  C     G      a     D   G
   And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
   C    E    Am  Em       Dm     A      Dm
   Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
   G  C  G   C      E Am    Dm  C    G    C
   On to the close, O Lord, a - bide with me.

  C G       Am   Em   Dm      G       C
7. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless.
   C    Dm   C  F       C   G        Am D  G
   Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
   C     E          Am     Em     Dm         A  Dm
   Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
  G C  G    C      E  Am   Dm  C    G    C
  I triumph still, if thou a - bide with me!

  C    G        Am    Em Dm      G       C
8. Hold thou thy cross be-fore my closing eyes.
   C     Dm      C   F      C   G     Am    D   G
   Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
  C        E       Am      Em  Dm           A       Dm
  Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee.
   G  C     G  C      E Am    Dm  C    G    C
   In life, in death, O Lord, a - bide with me!
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I have seen that I can give students everything they need to learn to play well, maybe play great. With one exception, that is. In fact, there is one most important quality you must have, in order to go through what it takes to learn to play the guitar. That is desire. You must really feel a need for it in your life, whether you want to play on the amateur level, or the professional.
When I end this desire in people, it strikes me as a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, desire alone is not enough. In fact, I have often met people who had that desire, but lost it due to frustration about not being able to make any progress in their efforts to learn the guitar. They assumed they didn't have the talent, and gave up. I have also met many people who have played badly for years, and they bravely keep hoping that all the problems they have with all those pieces they struggle with will someday go away. Someday playing will be enjoyable, and satisfying, and even sound good! Someday they won't fall apart when they play in front of other people.
The person who gives up, and the person who continues playing the same way year after year, assumes that the great players have some special natural ability that they unfortunately do not posses. It is a rather hopeless feeling. Even though I think the methods in this book will help anyone, I am writing this book especially for people who are in this state of frustration, so they will learn that the problem is not lack of ability. They just do not have the correct information about how to practice to get results.
Your desire to play the guitar is what makes you begin your journey, and when coupled with the correct information about the mechanics of playing and practicing, your desire will increase and carry you further. I am happy to tell you that if you understand and use the methods in this book, you will have the tools to become as good as you want to be on the guitar.

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