Table of Contents

  1. 1 - Be Still, My Soul
  2. 2 - Blessed Assurance
  3. 3 - Day By Day
  4. 4 - How Firm a Foundation
  5. 5 - Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
  6. 6 - Nearer, My God, to Thee
  7. 7 - Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  8. 8 - What a Friend We Have in Jesus

1 - Be Still, My Soul


   Be Still, My Soul
   Words: Katharina von Schlegel, b. 1697
   Tune: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
   Category: Life in Christ

   C  G      C  Dm    C   G    C    Am  G      C
1. Be still, my soul! the Lord is   on  thy    side;
2. Be still, my soul! thy God  doth un -der  - take
3. Be still, my soul! the hour is   has-t'ning on

   C    G     C     Dm C    G     C  Am    G   C
1. Bear pa   -tient-ly the  cross of grief or  pain;
2. To   guide the   fu-ture as    He has   the past.
3. When we    shall be for -ev   -er with  the Lord,

   Em            Am                     G        Dm
1. Leave to thy  God to or-der          and pro -vide
2. Thy hope, thy con-fi-dence let       noth-ing shake;
3. When dis-ap  -point-ment, grief, and fear are gone,

   Dm  C   G   C           Am    G         E
1. In  ev-'ry  change He   faith-ful will  re-main.
2. All now mys-te-rious    shall be bright at last.
3. Sor-row for-got, love's pur  -est joys  re-stored.

   C         Em Am    C           G               Dm
1. Be still, my soul! thy best,   thy heav'n-ly   Friend
2. Be still, my soul! the waves   and winds still know
3. Be still, my soul! when change and tears are   past;

   Dm   C     G   C          Am       G        C 
1. Thru thorn-y   ways leads to a     joy-ful  end.
2. His  voice Who ruled them while He dwelt be-low.
3. All  safe  and bless-ed   we shall meet at  last.



2 - Blessed Assurance


   Blessed Assurance
   Words: Fanny J. Crosby 1820-1915
   Tune: Phoebe P. Knapp 1939-1908
   Category: Assurance

  D                      G           D
1 Bless-ed as-sur-ance,  Je-sus is   mine! 
2 Per-fect sub-mis-sion, per-fect de-light!
3 Per-fect sub-mis-sion- all is at   rest,

  D               A        E        A
1 O what a fore  -taste of glo-ry   di-vine
2 Vi-sions of rap-ture now burst on my sight;
3 I in my Sav    -ior am   hap-py   and blest

  D                       G            D
1 Heir of sal-va-tion,    pur-chase of God
2 An-gels de-scend-ing    bring from a-bove
3 Watch-ing and wait-ing, look-ing a  -bove,

  D               G    Em    D      A    A7  D
1 Born of His     Spir-it,   washed in   His blood.
2 Ech-oes of      mer -cy,   whis  -pers of  love.
3 Filled with His good-ness, lost   in   His love.

Chorus

D                  G          D                  G       A       E   A
This is my sto-ry, this is my song, Prais-ing my Sav-ior all the day long;

A          D       G          D                  G   Em  D   A   A7  D
This is my sto-ry, this is my song, Prais-ing my Sav-ior all the day long.




3 - Day By Day


   Day by Day
   Words: Carlina S. Berg 1832-1903
   Tune: Oscar Ahnfelt 1813-1882
   Category: Assurance
   
   E                                 C#m  F#m
1. Day by day and with each pass-ing mo  -ment, 
2. Ev-'ry day the Lord Him-self is   near me
3. Help me then in ev-'ry trib-u-    la  -tion

   F#m        B                        E
1. Strength I find to meet my tri-als  here;
2. With a     spe-cial mer-cy for each hour;
3. So to      trust Thy prom-is-es, O  Lord,

   E                                    C#m   F#m
1. Trusting in my fa-ther's wise be    -stow -ment,
2. All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
3. That I lose not faith's sweet con-so-la -  tion

   F#m      B                       E
1. I've no  cause for wor-ry or for fear. 
2. He whose name is Coun-sel-or and Pow'r
3. Of-fered me with-in Thy ho-ly    Word.

   E                                          A
1. He whose heart is kind be-yond  meas -     ure
2. The pro-tec-tion of His child and treas -  ure
3. Help me, Lord, when toil and trou-ble meet-ing,

   F#m   B7                           E
1. Gives un-to each day what He deems best
2. Is    a charge that on Him-self He laid;
3. E'er  to take, as from a fa-ther's hand

   E                                      C#m   F#m
1. Lov-ing-ly, its part of pain and       pleas-ure,
2. ""As thy days, thy strength shall be in meas -ure,""
3. One by one, the day, the mo-ments      fleet-ing,

   F#m       B                   E
1. Ming-ling toil with peace and rest
2. This the  pledge to me He     made.
3. Till I    reach the prom-ised land. 



4 - How Firm a Foundation


   How Firm a Foundation
   Words: Rippon's Selection of Hymns 1787
   Tune: Traditional American Melody
   Category: Assurance

  G    C       F       C                           G
1 How  firm    a foun- da-tion, ye saints of the   lord,
2 Fear not,    I am    with thee; O be not dis    -mayed,
3 When through fier-y  tri-als they path-way shall lie,
4 The  soul    that on Je-sus hath leaned for re  -pose

      C      F        C      C/B Am           C6     G7        C
1 Is  laid   for your faith      in His       ex-    cel-lent  Word!
2 For I      am thy   God,       I will       still  give thee aid;
3 My  grace, all suf -fi        -cient, shall be thy sup      -ply
4 I   will   not, I   will       not de      -sert   to his    foes;

                    C/B   Am  Am/G  F          C             G
1 What more can     He    say       than to    you He hath   said,
2 I'll strength-en  thee, help      thee, and  cause thee to stand,
3 The flame         shall not       hurt thee; I on-ly de   -sign,
4 That soul, though all   hell      should en -deav-or to    shake,
 
       C     F       C     Am       C6   G7       C
1 To   you   who for ref  -uge to   Je - sus have fled?
2 Up  -held  by My   right-eous, om-nip -o-tent   hand.
3 Thy  dross to con -sume  and thy  gold to re   -fine.
4 I'll ne-   ver, no nev  -er, no   nev -er for  -sake!


5 - Leaning On The Everlasting Arms


   
   Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
   Words: Elisha A. Hoffman
   Tune: Anthony J. Showalter


   D              D7     G 
1. What a fellow -ship,  what a joy divine
2. O how sweet to walk   in this pilgrim way,
3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

   D                          A
1. Leaning on the everlasting arms;
2. Leaning on the everlasting arms;
3. Leaning on the everlasting arms;

   D                D7    Em                G
1. What a blessed - ness, what a peace is   mine,
2. O how bright the path  grows from day to day,
3. I have blessed   peace with my Lord so   near,

   D                       A   D
1. Leaning on the everlast-ing arms.
2. Leaning on the everlasting arms.
3. Leaning on the everlasting arms.

D    D7   G        D               A    D     A
Lean-ing, leaning, safe and secure from all a-larms;

D     D7  G    Em   D                   A7      D
Lean-ing, lean-ing, leaning on the ever-lasting arms.



6 - Nearer, My God, to Thee


   Nearer, My God, to Thee
   Words: Sarah F. Adams, 1805-1848
   Tune: Lowell Mason 1792-1872
   Category: Prayer and Death

   G    D    Em  C                 G              D
1 Near -er,  my  God, to Thee,    Near-er to      Thee!
2 There let  the Way ap-pear,     Steps un-to     heav'n;
3 Then  with my  wak-ing thoughts Bright with Thy praise,

   G    D     Em   C              G   D        G     
1 E'en though it   be a cross    That rais-eth me;
2 All  that   thou send-est me,  In   mer-cy   giv'n;
3 out  of     my   ston-y griefs Beth-el I'll  raise;

   G     C   G                 Bm   C   G           D          
1 Still all  my song shall be, Near-er, my God, to Thee!
2 An   -gels to beck-on me     Near-er, my God, to Thee!
3 So    by   my woes to be     Near-er, my God, to Thee!

   G          C             G       D   G
1 Near-er, my God, to Thee, Near-er to Thee!
2 Near-er, my God, to Thee, Near-er to Thee!
3 Near-er, my God, to Thee, Near-er to Thee!




7 - Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus


   Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus
   Words: Louisa M. R. Stead 1850-1917
   Tune: William J. Kirkpatrick 1838-1921
   Category: Faith and Trust

  G              D  C                G                      D      A7   D
1'Tis so sweet   to trust in   Je -  sus, Just to take Him  at     His  Word;
2 O how sweet    to trust in   Je -  sus, Just to trust His cleans-ing  blood;
3 Yes,'tis sweet to trust in   Je -  sus, Just from sin and self   to   cease;
4 I'm so glad    I  learned to trust Him, Pre-cious Je-sus, Sav   -ior, Friend;

  G            D    C               G              C           G      D   G
1 Just to rest up  -on His prom    -ise, Just to   know, "Thus saith  the Lord."
2 Just in sim -ple  faith to plunge me ' Neath the heal-ing,   cleans-ing flood!
3 Just from je-sus  sim-ply tak    -ing  Life and  rest, and   joy    and peace.
4 And I know   that he is with      me,  Will be   with me     to     the end.

Chorus
                                                 (alt F    -   D)
G               D   Em G     D    G               Em  D    A7  D
Je-sus, Je-sus, how I  trust Him! How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!

G               C            G          C        G     D   G
Je-sus, Je-sus, pre-cious Je-sus! O for grace to trust Him more!



8 - What a Friend We Have in Jesus


   What a Friend We Have in Jesus
   Words: Joseph Scriven 1819-1886
   Tune: Charles C. Converse 1832-1918
   Category: Jesus Christ

   F                        Bb        F                          C   C7
1. What a friend we have in Je-sus,   All our sins and griefs to bear!
2. Have we tri-als and temp-ta-tions? Is there trou-ble an-y    -where?
3. Are we weak and heav-y   lad-en,   Cum-bered with a load of   care?
  
   F                            Bb         F       C        C7      F
1. What a priv-i-lege to        car -ry    Ev-'ry -thing to God in  prayer!
2. We should nev-er be dis     -cour-aged- Take it to the   Lord in prayer!
3. Pre-cious Sav-ior, still our ref -uge-  Take it to the   Lord in prayer!

   C   Adim C       F  C7         F           Bb       F                 C
1. O,  what peace   we of-ten     for-feit,   O, what  need-less pain we bear,
2. Can we   find    a  friend so  faith-ful,  Who will all our sor-rows  share?
3. Do  thy  friends de-spise, for-sake thee?  Take it  to the Lord in    prayer!

   F                          Bb           F         C        C7      F
1. All be-cause we do not     car-ry       Ev-'ry   -thing to God in  prayer.
2. Je-sus knows our ev-'ry    weak-ness-   Take it   to the   Lord in prayer!
3. In His arms he'll take and shield thee- Thou wilt find a   sol-ace there.