Your Letters, Comments, and Requests

Here's what some of the music folk who have visited our site are saying.

Click here to add your comment, suggestion, request, or contribution.

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July 11,2017

Thank you for the tabs for "O Love that Will Not Let Me Go," a hymn that inspires me. I am most grateful to you all.
Thank you again.
If I may could you  do the ukulele tabs for "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" and "The Lord's Prayer"?
God bless.

Tony Y.

Singapore

Music and Tab for "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" have been added to the site. Hope to get "The Lord's Prayer" posted soon. --Nathan Sarvis

June 26, 2017

Thanks so much for setting up this site. I am a senior citizen just learning to play the ukulele. Really appreciate the tabs.
They help me a lot and enriched my time of worship.
May I request if you be kind enough to put up tabs for "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" and "The Lord's Prayer"?
Thank you.
The Lord richly bless you all.

Tony Y.

Singapore

Music and Tab for "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" have been added to the website. -Nathan Sarvis

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July 1, 2017

Do you have the guitar and mandolin music for "Oh, How I Love Jesus"?

Jeff B.

Laingsburg, Michigan

Music and tab for "Oh, How I Love Jesus" have been added to the site. --Nathan Sarvis

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June 6, 2017

Hello to the Admin! I just want to express how grateful I am for all the religious hymns you put in the Ukulele tab. It has been a great help for me. Because of this hymn pieces, I learned how to do TAB. May the Lord abundantly bless you! I have shared your site to my friends! If you may put more hymns, it would be greater! ^_^

September Jane R.

Cavite, Philippines

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June 1, 2017

I just found this site last night and already love it.  I can make reasonably recognizable noises on many instruments but I just got an autoharp and found this site while searching the internet for some guidance on how to play it.  Thanks so much for putting this site up.

Terry B.

Richie, Florida

Glad you found us. Thanks for letting us know. How about making a video of your playing to add to the "You Do It!" page on our site? --Nathan Sarvis

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May 29, 2017

Thank you for your hard work in making this available. This is a blessing to me and my children.
God bless you!

Asen A.

Raritan, New Jersey

Thanks for taking time to write. It's always encouraging to hear from those who find the site useful. --Nathan

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May 25, 2017

So happy to find this site!  I was looking for "LIfe's Railway to Heaven" in key of G.  After many sites only selling it, so pleased to find it here.  My 2 sons want to learn it, this will be very helpful. Bless you! Loved the home videos from others, too.  I'll be sharing this site for sure!

Cristine T.

Arlington, Washington

So glad you found us. Thanks for taking time to write. How about a video of your sons performing for our "You Do It!" page? --Nathan Sarvis

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May 13, 2017

Your guitar tab is great. I play in Churches, Senior Homes & back porch. I've been asked to play "Abide With Me." Can you tab that in G or C

Thanks.

Ed B.

Bolton, CT

Thanks for your comments. I've added the music and tab for"Abide With Me" (in C) to our website. Would be great to get a video of your playing for our "You Do It! page. --Nathan

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May 3, 2017

Do you have an arrangement for "Fairest Lord Jesus" for guitar and mandolin?

Jeffrey B.

Laingsburg, Michigan

Thanks for the suggestion. I've added the music and tab for "Fairest Lord Jesus" to the website. --Nathan 

Thank you so very much! Love your website! --Jeffrey B.

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April 29, 2017

Is there a physical address when I can send a donation for the wonderful service you are providing? Our little group will sing and play at Senior's Homes much to their enjoyment and many remember the "older" gospel and hymns.

Would you have the mandolin tabs for "Mothers of Salem" aka "Suffer Little Children to Come Unto me"? It was written pre-1900, but is a song I remember well from Sunday School and I think our audience of shut-ins will remember it as well.
Regards,

Robert C. P.

Grand Bank, NL, Canada

Thanks for writing. I've added "When Mothers of Salem" (another new one to me!) to our website. Maybe you could post a video of your group performing it for the You Do It! page of our website.

My mailing address is Nathan Sarvis, 6720 Michael Rd., Sanger, TX 76266. Any donation check should be made to my name, not Music Folk Play Hymns. I am unable to cash checks not drawn on U.S. banks. For those outside the U.S., donations should be made via Pay-Pal or by money order.

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April 16, 2017

Do you have both guitar and mandolin tabs for "Brighten the corner where you are"? Thank you!

Jeff B.

Laingsburg, MI

Thanks for asking. "Brighten the Corner" tab for guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukuleles has been added to the site.

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April 4, 2017

I really like this site! The songs that can be downloaded are fantastic. Keep up the excellent work!
Question.... Is there a book that can be purchased with these songs in it? Also do you have a list of Easter songs.

Lou M.

Keezletown, Virginia

Thanks for writing. I don't have a book available at this time. However, you are free to print out any or all of the songs and make your own book. Some folks put them in a three ring binder, others have taken them to a copy store and had them spiral bound to make their own books.

Sorry, I haven't gotten a list of Easter songs done yet, but it's on my "to do" list. Maybe by next year. --Nathan Sarvis,
Denton County, Texas

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April 3, 2017

Nathan:
Would you have the mandolin tabs for "Launch Out into the Deep" sometimes known as "The Mercy of God is an Ocean Divine"? Written in 1891, thus probably not under copyright.

Robert C. P.

Grand Bank, NL, Canada

Thanks for the request. The music and tab have been added to our site. This was a new one to me. I enjoy learning old hymns I've never heard before! --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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March 2, 2017

Hi Nathan!  I just downloaded 'Just As I Am' and 'Come Thou Fount' for the mandolin, and want to thank you for these great tabs!  I'm just getting started, and found these tabs so easy to read compared to some I've seen.

My question... What program do you use to build the tabs? I've written a lot of music and would like to experiment with making my own tabs.  Thanks for the info, and again for all your hard work!

Robert H.

Merrimac, Massachussetts

Robert, thanks for the comments. I use a program called "Music Software." I purchased it several years ago from Braeburn Software. The company has since been sold and the software is now available here: https://www.lauriso.com/ I assume it's the same program, just newer. It's a very easy program to use. Once you plug in the notes, you can easily turn it into tab for several different instruments. --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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February 26, 2017

hi, guys and girls thx for time and effort of the web site. I been learning to play the uke and its good to find songs of life to play rather than the misery of the worlds songs.

John K.

Woonona, NSW, Australia

Thanks for taking time to write. Always encouraging to hear from folk who appreciate what we're doing.  --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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February 17, 2017

Hello. I do a blog for the baritone ukulele called, Humble Baritonics. I have been adding more links to tie together music sites for the baritone ukulele player. Thank you for you efforts and hymns.

Jeff W.

Castro Valley, California

Thanks for the info.  Your baritone ukulele site is very impressive. I've added it to our Links page. --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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February 1, 2017

I just discovered your site. Thank you so much!  I am looking for the music,  "I Shall Know Him" by Fanny Crosby.  I play accordion for the folks at the nursing home, so I am always looking for inspiring music.

Pauline W.

Granton, WI


Music and tab to "My Savior First of All" ("I Shall Know Him") has been added to our site. Thanks for your request.

How about a video of your accordion playing for the "You Do It!" page on our website?

--Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas


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January 21, 2017

Would you be willing to do "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less" for mandolin? Thank you!

Jeff B.

Laingsburg, MI

Music and tab for "The Solid Rock" have been added to our website.

Thanks for the request. Had thought this hymn was already on the site! --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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January 20, 2017

How about a tab for "Living on the Hallelujah Side"?

Timothy R.

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Thanks for the request. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and baritone ukulele tabs for "The Hallelujah Side" have been added to our website.  --Nathan Sarvis, Denton County, Texas

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January 3, 2017

The selections of songs that you have provided are wonderful. They take me back to my childhood. The only problem is you have chosen to do the first verse and chorus. Is it possible to have the whole song written out with chords and tab. I would be very interested in this combination.

Gord S.

Kamloops, BC, Canada


Thanks for writing. On the "Sheet Music" tab, you will find every song with chords and all the verses. The tab pages are for instrumental playing with only one verse to help the musician keep his place. All the verses will not usually fit on the page with tab. If you are using the tab and want to have all the verses as well, I suggest you print out both the sheet music page and the tab page. That way you can use the tab for instrumental breaks and use the sheet music page to sing all the verses. --Nathan Sarvis

 
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November 11, 2016

Your website is fantastic. I just stumbled onto it and am so glad I did. Many of the old hymns that are in our hymnals don't have all of the verses and your sheet music does. That is great! Thanks.

Rhonda W.

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

So glad you found us! Thanks for sharing . --Nathan Sarvis

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October 20, 2016

Found your site today as I was looking for hymns to play on my hammer dulcimer. Your site is outstanding. Love the videos of other players. Keep up the good work. And God be with you all.

Thomas B.

Centerville, Missouri

Thanks! Look forward to a video of your playing for our You Do It! page. --Nathan Sarvis

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October 19, 2016

After a year following this site, I have learned so much. Really enjoy playing now. Thanks for the great amount of time putting songs here.

Harold T.

Kingston, Oklahoma

Glad to hear it! Thanks for taking time to let us know you find the site useful. --Nathan Sarvis

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October 16, 2016

This site has been very helpful. I play the mandolin and one hymn that I would love to see is, "Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior."

Jessy K.

USA

Thanks for the request. The music and tab requested has been added to the site. --Nathan Sarvis

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I am learning to play the autoharp and wanted to say thank you for this site. God Bless you Brother!

Ani B.

Tennessee

Thanks! So glad you found us and are finding the site useful.  --Nathan Sarvis


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October 6, 2016

Would the mandolin tabs for "Take Up Thy Cross" be available?

Robert P.

Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador

Thanks for the request. I hadn't heard this song before. The music and tab have now been added to the site. --Nathan Sarvis

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August 21, 2016

Have enjoyed your channel for a few years. So easy to play the songs, without being able to read music or play chords. Keep up the great work.

Harold T.

Kingston, Oklahoma

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June 28, 2016

This is the best site I've found for hymn mandolin tab!  Thank you for your hard work and quality product.  I sincerely appreciate what you have done here.  I use these tabs in 90% of my practice.  I'm still trying to transition away from tabs to standard notation, but until then, I'll just keep being blessed by your efforts.  Thank you again!  Have a blessed day!

Grace and Peace

Don G.

Phoenix, Arizona

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June 8, 2017

Nathan:
I have searched the internet for the mandolin tabs for "Near the Cross" aka "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" but unable to find them.
Would you do this great hymn justice by placing it on your informative and much appreciated webpage?

Robert P.

Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Robert, I have added guitar and mandolin tab for "Near the Cross." Thanks for pointing out that the tabs were missing. --Nathan Sarvis

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April 18, 2016

I just want to say thank you for all the work you have done to make it possible for ordinary folks like me to play some of my favorite hymns on the banjo. I requested "I've Got Peace Like A River" many months ago because it is my favorite hymn. Even though I messed up towards the end of the video, I still wanted to share it with you...flaws and all. Thanks again for the wonderful site!

Cody J.

Corsicana, Texas

Thanks Cody! Really appreciate it. Check out Cody's the video on our "You Do It!" page. --Nathan Sarvis

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March 4, 2016

I just wanted to say we use your sheet music for all our hymns at church every Sunday, and they are invaluable to us, (easy to read and with the chords and everything!) so please please don't ever take them off, and thankyou!!! God bless you!!

Caz P.

United Kingdom

Thanks for your comments. Glad to know the music is being put to good use! --Nathan Sarvis

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January 22, 2016

I have been searching for such a site as your. I play in a Jam at
"East Jordan Acoustic Jam" which can be found on FaceBook.
Our family plays together also. We play the guitar, the mandolin, and the ukulele. Never have I found any
thing like this site. God Bless you a hundred times fourfold.

LaVern P.

East Jordan, Michigan

Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Your letter made my day! Always great to hear that people are finding the site helpful.  --Nathan Sarvis 

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December 29, 2015

I am trying to find mandolin tabs for "Standing on the Promises of God". Could you please help? Thanks

I have used and played several songs found here. Good job. Keep up the good work.

Alan D.                                                                      

Millington, Tennessee

Alan,
The music and tabs for "Standing on the Promises" have been added to our website. Thanks; adding the song you requested made our site better. --Nathan
Sarvis 

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November 1, 2015

I just bought a ukulele and I found your website which I am sure will help me play gospel songs.

Grace and peace.

Bob

Malasia

Thanks for writing. Glad you found our site. Hope it helps you master that ukulele! --Nathan Sarvis  

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October 18, 2015

Thanks so much for your time and effort with this site. I've been working on playing (viola) again after a very long time. Your videos & music have been a huge help! I would be grateful if you could make sheet music of "For the Beauty of the Earth".

Candace M.

Fort Payne, Alabama

Thanks for your comments. I will post "For the Beauty of the Earth" soon. -- Nathan Sarvis 


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October 17, 2015

My name is Moacir, I would like say you what I like watching your videos. I'm Christian too, and I pray to you, for go on this work! I hope you be very well, and God be blessing you!
I would like to say I like hear you...and your hymns!
I'm learning speak English...I don't speak very well yet!
But I will go watching you, 'cause I like sing to God too, as you!
God bless you!
Thanks!

Moacir M.

Trindade, Brazil

Thank  you for writing to us with your encouraging words. It is a blessing to hear from you. So glad you like the website and videos. --Nathan Sarvis 

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Septermber 18, 2015

Thank you so much for your Hymn videos.  I tend to be a timid player and your advice is most helpful.  I also appreciate the way you show various strums for playing any one hymn.  God Bless.

Sister Mary Ignatius

Steubenville, OH

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August 10, 2015

Thank you for this wonderful effort. I'm looking forward to learning these Hymns.

Ken O.

Boring, Oregon

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August 6, 2015

I really appreciate all the long-hard-work you go into to making all the hymns easy to play. I love the old-time Gospel-Bluegrass music.  I play, piano, guitar, and do vocals with a local praise and worship group and have shared many of your songs. Thank you, Keep up the GREAT work and God Bless!

Theresa P.

Boscobel, Wisconsin

Thanks for the kind comments. So glad you are finding the site useful.  --Nathan Sarvis 

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August 5, 2015

Thank you!  This site is absolutely terrific!  May I please request a hymn?  It would be "For Those Tears I Died".  Again, thank you so much for making all this available.  I have recently taken on the music ministry for our church, and this site has been an answer to prayer.

Susan S.

Stroudsburg, PA

Thanks for writing. Sorry, but I am unable to provide the music to "For Those Tears I Died," because it is still under copyright. I only publish music that is in the public domain, written before 1923. However, a google search for "For Those Tears I Died" will find many places you can purchase the sheet music.

Blessings on your music ministry.

--Nathan Sarvis 

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June 16, 2015

First, I just want to say how much I enjoy your site! Thanks for all the hard work you put in to it! I have a request for a hymn that's a favorite of mine. It's "I've Got Peace Like A River". It's a simple hymn with just a few chords, but, being a beginner, I just can't seem to figure it out. I can find the tab online in Scruggs style, but I play clawhammer and I would love to be able to play this song correctly.

Thanks!

Cody R.

Texas

Thanks for the request. "I've Got Peace Like a River" has been added to the site. --Nathan Sarvis 


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June 13, 2015

Don't suppose you could do banjo tab for "Are You Washed in the Blood?" The rest of your tabs have been very helpful to say the least.

Thanks.

Bernie R.

Rangely, Colorado

As requested, music and tab for "Are You Washed in the Blood?" has been posted on our website. Hope you enjoy it. How about making a video of your playing for the "You Do It!" page on the site? --Nathan Sarvis 

Nathan can't tell you how much I appreciate this. I have been using many of the other tabs almost daily. Thanks again. --Bernie

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June 12, 2015

All, Thanks for the work on all these hymns. I am in the Army and we are homeschoolers. My children all play different instruments and the tabs you have match mostly everything we can handle. We are encouraging my wife's dad to pick up his banjo and start visiting your site as well so we can all play together once we move back to the US in a few years. Thanks!! 

Jason A.

Okinawa, Japan

So glad you and the kids are using the site. Thanks for writing. Tell Grandpa to go for it on the banjo!  And thanks for your service in the Army!  --Nathan Sarvis 

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May 21, 2015

Just found your site. I am thrilled. Exactly what I am looking for. Awesome. Thank you.

Darlene F.

Knox, Pennsylvania

Thanks, Darlene! Always good to hear that someone new has discovered the site.  -- Nathan

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May 12, 2015

Love your uke sheets! Thanks! What program do you use to create them?

Thanks.

John P.

McCall, Idaho

Thanks. All music on the site is created using Music Publisher. --Nathan

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March 17, 2015

Obrigado! Amei.

Elienai S.

Contagem, Brazil

Obrigado. Deus te abençoe.  --Nathan

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March 6, 2015

Just love what you folks are doing ! Thank you so very much for sharing your music with everyone.  

Tenton H.

Green Spring, West Virginia

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February 17, 2015

I love this website. I play guitar, flute and piano. I just bought my first autoharp Fall of 2014 because I love the way Christmas songs retain their quaint sound on the autoharp. The music on this site is easy to read and easy to play. I love the old hymns and don't want to lose that heritage. I love the old Carter family songs and the folk music of Pete Seger, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. All of their music sounds really pretty on the autoharp.

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February 13, 2015

Thank you for preserving the music that I heard my Parents and Grandparents sing when I was a child. I have really enjoyed hearing your rendition of "Little Brown Church". All the best to all of you for the future.

Tenton H.

Green Spring, WV

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February 1, 2015

Many thanks for your wonderful work on this site. I am part of a "country-folk" small group in our church and am putting together a song book with traditional and bluegrass hymns. Our mando guy will really like your tabs. :-) I would also like to make a request- "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded". God bless your efforts!

Dale H.

Manhattan, Kansas

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January 25, 2015

Thank you so much for your site and offering sheet music tabbed for my little autoharp. I play here in our convent for events we host for the Students of Franciscan University. I do appreciate your site for its help to me.

God Bless.

Sister Mary Ignatius

Steubenville, Ohio

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January 9, 2015

I learned "God Leads His Children Along" nearly 50 years ago, while a student in India, from Bob Crow, an American missionary in my hometown of Hyderabad. Thank you, brothers, for your rendition of this beloved hymn and for playing the guitar and the harmonica. Listening to you was a blessing, and it brought back many happy memories of Bob Crow's zeal and tireless ministry in India. May God bless your ministry.

P. C. Thomas

Sedalia, Missouri

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December 16, 2014

Just bought my first autoharp. I've played woodwinds in the past, but never a stringed instrument. I enjoyed the hymns on your site. Some of them I haven't heard for many years. They brought back sweet memories of my mother when she used to sing them at home. Thank you for keeping the old hymns of the faith current.

Tom D.

Corinth, Maine

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December 12, 2014

I love hymns so so much. This site is a wonderful site. Thanks, God bless. Also, I would be happy to see the tab for the hymn: "Trust and Obey."

Lewis A.

Warri, Nigeria

Thanks for your comments. "Trust and Obey" has been added to our sheet music and tab pages. --Nathan

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November 17, 2014


Hi, folks. I am an older beginner on frailing banjo. I love the old hymns. As a Christian I sure hate to see them dying out across the country, being replaced by shallow rock & roll in church. Your tabs and music are by far the easiest to follow and are an encouragement for a late beginner like me.

EJK

Carlisle, Pennsylvania


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October 23, 2014

I am in a wheelchair and I told Dianne, my wife of 44 years, God has blessed these folks and the blessings are flowing through our home now. Such down to earth singing is something my heart just feels like Jesus is rejoicing with each song. I just found this site tonight and it will be filed in favorites.

God bless you all.

In His Love

Tom S.

Fairbury, Illinois

Thanks, Tom! We are blessed indeed. Thanks for writing. It's an encouragement to hear from you.  --Nathan

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October 4, 2014

Hello my friends! God's grace be with you all! I'm happy for speak with you. I love to sing for the Jesus, and now I know you make too. Thank for the materials all - Is very much to me. The peace of God be with you all!

In Christ, your brother,

Moacir!

Trindade, Brazil


Thank you for writing. I am glad you are finding the materials on the website useful for your music ministry. May you be blessed in singing for the Lord. --Nathan

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September 12, 2014

I just came across your website as I was looking for chords for the beautiful hymn, "Till We Meet Again".  I am learning mandolin and know I will come back frequently to play along with your family as they sing the hymns.  Thank you so much for your joyful, contagious spirits!

Jan V.

Nazareth, PA

So glad you found us. Best wishes on learning mandolin. You can share your progress by making a video of your playing for our "You Do It" page. Also, please help spread the word about our site by telling other musicians, printing out and sharing the music, and "Liking" us on Facebook.  --Nathan

September 25, 2014 To the person that was asking about the chords for "Till We Meet Again." They can get it if they check Prairie Mountain Fiddlers web site. They have chords. 

--Wesley E., Mission B.C., Canada

Thanks, Wesley. Hadn't heard that song. I assumed Jan was referring to  "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." --Nathan


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August 31, 2014
I love your website.  My husband and I are just learning violin now that we are in our mid 60s.  We also sing without music at church, so I come here to listen to hymns to see how they sound.  My Mom would have loved this site, since she played by ear on the organ and we harmonized together. You all are an inspiration.  Bless you all.

Beverly

Memphis, Tennessee

Thanks for the encouraging words. So glad you find the website useful! That's why it's here.  --Nathan

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August 24, 2014

Hello, I was wondering if perhaps you might have mandolin tablature for "How Great Thou Art"? You have the best most wonderful website on the Internet. I really enjoy it so much. May God Bless You.

Jerry M.

Exeter, California

Thanks for the kind words! Sorry, although I get requests for "How Great Thou Art" almost every week, the song is still under copyright, so I can't legally provide the music (or tab) for it. --Nathan

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August 8, 2014

I love this website and may God Bless You All.

Edgar F.

Bedford, Indiana

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July 20, 2014

How may we contribute financially?

Sarah N.

Rushville, Indiana

Sarah, I've had this site for three and a half years; it's visited by over 10,000 people a month, and this is the first time I've ever been asked that question.

Obviously we're not in this for the money, so don't feel obligated. However, as we are told in Acts. 30:35 to "remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive," I wouldn't want to deny someone more blessings by refusing a gift. And it does cost several hundred dollars a year to keep the site up (not to mention the hundreds of hours of work), so, I've added a "Donate" button to the website sheet music and tab pages where those so inclined can click and donate by PayPal. --Nathan

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Thank you so much for all the sheet music and songs you provide for the world. They have been a blessing to me. I play the autoharp and use this music for my own enjoyment. When I am playing, before I know it, I am thanking God for his blessings and for you. Keep up His work!

Caroldine W.

Harmony, North Carolina

Thanks for the encouraging words. Glad to hear the site is blessing folk around the world. --Nathan

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July 14, 2014

Dear Nathan, how generous of you to share your talent and MUSIC! Thanks so much.

Ruth K.

Stelle, Illinois

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July 13, 2014

Really enjoy your site. I love playing the guitar, but my old fingers do not form the chords. The tab section lets me play the songs and they really sound good.I was wondering if there are guitar tabs for "Victory in Jesus." I have been searching.

Harold T.

Kingston, Oklahoma

July 9, 2014

Could you please find "How Great Thou Art" tx you

Dee D.

Hiwassee, Virginia

Harold & Dee, I can legally only publish hymns that are in the public domain; therefore, some popular ones, like "Victory In Jesus" and "How Great Thou Art" can't be included because they are still under copyright. Sorry!  --Nathan

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Your website is a great resource for hymn arrangements. Thanks for all you do.

Linda H.

Hanover, Pennsylvania

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June 29, 2014

I would love to have the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul" in  guitar tab.

Bill S.

Waldo, Arkansas

Thanks for the suggestion. "It Is Well With My Soul" sheet music and tab has been added to our website. Enjoy! --Nathan

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June 24, 2014

I have a question about these songs. I see a copyright at the bottom of two that I was interested in, "Ship Ahoy" and "Where We'll Never Grow Old." Are these copyrighted by your organization or is this someone else's copyright?  I want to get these but I don't want to violate copyright infringement.

Thank you.

Ken S.

Toano, Virginia

All of the songs on our website are in the public domain, meaning that the original copyrights have expired and anyone can use them. My copyright notice at the bottom of each page indicates that I own the specific arrangement printed on that page. I give permission for anyone to print out any of the pages for personal or public use, but no one is allowed to sell them, either individually or as part of a songbook. Whenever they are used, they should retain the copyright notice with website address at the bottom of each page. So, in short, I want you to use them in any way you like, but no one should be selling any of the music on the website. -- Nathan

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June 23, 2014

Nathan thank you so much for sharing these wonderful hymns. I've enjoyed playing and sharing them at our local nursing homes. You are a blessing!

Sharon S.

Middleton, Pennsylvania

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June 23, 2014

I love it!!!! ["Yes, I Know!" video] I play the autoharp and play with a group about your size at church.  Hopefully we can use this rendition for one of our 5th Sunday singings.

I use your website all the time and appreciate all you to.  Your are certainly a blessing to me.  May God continue to bless you.

Your sister in Christ, 

Juanita W.

Tyler, Tx

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June 22, 2014

Thanks so much for this web site! I am trying to play the uke and your music makes it sound like I can actually play, lol!

Nicole B.

Canada

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May 29, 2014

I just started with the banjo and I find your tabs very helpful and encouraging. I'm not very musical, but I have always liked the banjo. I enjoy the hymns. Keep adding them to your list. Thanks!!!!

Mike L.

Rock, Michigan

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May 26, 2014

Hey, thanks SO much for making these songsheets available for download!  I'm the music/worship  leader at a small, just-beginning church, so our budget is very low.  I live on my retirement pension, so my income is pretty low, too, but I feel like it really helps my little church in some way if I can absorb the cost of finding and printing music for our worship team.  I play both guitar and piano (not at the same time...lol!) for various parts of our services.  Discovering  your site is like finding a gold mine!  These song sheets will not only help me as leader of our worship team, but also as I play piano for the offertory and the Lord's Supper...thank you, thank you, thank you!!  May the Lord bless you as you serve Him.

With love and prayers,

Jan N.

Weed, California

So glad you're finding the site useful. Thanks for the encouraging words!  --Nathan

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April 29, 2014

Hi Nathan,
I want to thank you for your website. I have saved quite a few of the hymns which I love to play. I have played many at my church.
Thank you for your work. It is a wonderful blessing.
Catherine in Western Australia

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April 28, 2014

Thank you and praise to God, Brother Nathan, for this website and for all your work providing such a list of wonderful hymns. Many of these hymns became important to me as I was growing up and some of them I did not find out about until I was an adult. I am now in my sixties and have recently become interested in learning to play the autoharp. The songs I want to learn play are many of the hymns from your list. Thank you especially for providing these hymns in video form that I might be able to play along with, especially since I have not yet met anyone to accompany me locally.

Your sister in Christ Jesus,

Ann C

Huntsville, Alabama

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April 26, 2014

Just to let you know that I really appreciate the use of your website.  I am a novice autoharp player and your services are so helpful to me.  God is going to richly bless you for sharing your talents and resources.  Have a blessed day and may God stay with you always.

A. W.

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March 29, 2014

I'm looking for Mandolin tab for "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" can you add this song to this website?

Kandy S.

Seth, West Virginia

Thanks for the suggestion. Music and tab for "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" has been added to the site. --Nathan

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March 29, 2014

I love this site, wonderful, I hope that you make more on Ukulele tab.

Felix G.

Bacolod City, Philippines

Thanks, Felix. We are slowly adding more ukulele tab to the site. Let us know which songs on the site you need for ukulele and we'll try to get to them first.  --Nathan

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March 22, 2014

Hello there,
I was wondering if you folks might have the mandolin tab for 'O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus.' I sure do appreciate all the effort you put into this site!  Good job!
Thanks,
Gary H.

Brockton, Massachusetts

March 27, 2014. Sheet music and tab to "O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus" has been added to the site. -- Nathan

Fantastic!  Great job, Nathan.  Thanks so much!  --Gary

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March 17, 201

Do you have any plans for providing tabs for dobro players? I would like to learn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" but I have not found anything for dobro. I would also like to learn some of the other songs you posted for dobro.

Thanks.

Robert

Kearns, Utah

Sorry, but dobro tab is something I know nothing about and it's not included on the program I use for the other tabs. However, if someone has dobro tab available and would like to provide it, I'd be glad to include it on the site. --Nathan

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March 15, 2014

Looking for sheet music and lyrics to "My Anchor Holds." Do you have it? Thanks.

Dottie P.

Lynchburg, Virginia

Thanks for the request. This is a hymn I was not familiar with. Sheet music and tab for "My Anchor Holds" have been added to the site. --Nathan

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March 2, 2014

I play mandolin and I love the tabs for these hymns. My question is, when I see a note in parentheses what does it mean?

Thomas U.

Cumberland, Virginia

When the tab has a note in parentheses, it means the note is tied to the previous note. You can either play either play both notes or just hold the first for the length of both notes (for instance, sustain it by using tremolo on the mandolin).  Sometimes this is done when the note is held for a time that can't be indicated by one note; other times it indicates the lyrics have two syllables in one of the verses and only one in another. In "The Old Rugged Cross," for instance, the third line of the first verse begins "For a" the next two verses begin "To" and the last verse "Where His," so you're singing one or two notes depending on the verse.

So generally, I would just hold the note, but you can do whichever sounds best to you. --Nathan

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February 26, 2014

Hello, Is there any chance for you to post Mandolin Tabs for "The Old Rugged Cross"? You have a most Wonderful Website and I hope you keep it going strong.

My Best Regards.

Jerry M.

Exeter, California

Music and tab for "The Old Rugged Cross" is now on our site. --Nathan

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February 10, 2014

"Nothing But the Blood," "Are You Washed in the Blood," "The Old Rugged Cross" in mandolin tabs.

Thanks

Scottie L

Decatur, Tennessee

All three hymns have now been posted. --Nathan

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February 6, 2014

What a wonderful blessing!  I came across this site accidentally and it is so natural and pleasant.  It brought smiles to my face and contentment in my heart.  You all are doing a wonderful ministry.  God bless and keep it up.  I have learnt some new hymns and playing the piano with the chords you provided.  This is excellent.  I cannot thank you enough.

Josette C.

Essex, United Kingdom

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January 26, 2014

I enjoyed playing along with you on the Autoharp.  I love the hymms and I do folk music in my community too.  There are not very many who play autoharp around here so please keep it up.  I did go to CAG (California Autoharp Gathering) last March... nice to know I'm not alone. 

Laurel A.

Poway, California

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December 31, 2013

Thank  you so much for posting these old hymns.  This is the only music I really wanted to learn to play so I can share with the assisted living residents where I volunteer.  Bless you for posting them.

Elizabeth K.

Chesapeake, Virginia

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November 27, 2013

Thanks for the Thanksgiving Hymns!

Maida F.

Nova Scotia

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November 25, 2013

Hi,
I love your site as makes so many hard to source hymns accessible.
I was looking particularly for the Hymn "Open My Eyes that I may see" and I was wondering if you may have sheet music for same.
Many Thanks.

Adam

Australia

Thanks for the suggestion. "Open My Eyes" has now been posted. --Nathan

Many Thanks for your help. Cheers, Adam

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November 21, 2013

Thank you so much for the sheet music. I used it to prepare a song book for the piano player so he/she could be more organized when playing at the local rest homes. This will save time and frustration! God bless you for blessing us!

Sincerely,

Karen V.

Hillsboro, OH

Thanks for taking the time to write. So glad you're finding the site useful. --Nathan

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November 12, 2013

Thank You. This Is A Wonderful Site. I am putting a little group together for playing at church. I play a little guitar and started learning mandolin to give uss more diversity. I wil be 70 next month. Thanks.

Dennis D.

Canyonville, OR

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October 31, 2013

I appreciate what you are doing in Music Ministry.  What program or software do you use to create your Tabs.  God bless you all. 

Noah C.

Mishawaka, IN

All music and tab on the site is done with Music Publisher available from Braeburn Software.  --Nathan

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October 28, 2013

Thank you so much for this work. I play songs for a nursing home and have been looking for some of these hymns in simpler keys. Any chance for the song "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Come Unto Me and Rest."

Joan K.

Marion, Ohio

Thanks for writing. I'll try to get the song posted as soon as possible. --Nathan

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October 23, 2013

Thank you very much for the lead sheets and guitar tab. Having the notes, chords, and lyrics together for me is the best way to learn and play a hymn. I know it took / takes a lot of time to put this altogether.

Thanks again.

Jack L.

Chicago, IL

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October 19, 2013

I am glad I "stumbled" on your site. I play the guitar and my wife the keyboard and I can usually find the chords for the music by "ear" but, your site will be a real blessing to our music ministry as a family. I will be visiting again since I am now learning to play the ukulele. May the Lord bless you and provide all your needs.

Arnold P.

Williamsport, PA

Thanks for taking the time to write. It's always an encouragement to hear from folk using the site. Would love to have a video of your family playing to post on our "You Do It!" page. --Nathan

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October 5, 2013

I seriously cannot thank you enough for this site.  I took piano lessons for a short while about 15 years ago;  her style of teaching was Octave-Chord-Chord.  Unfortunately my sweet teacher passed away unexpectedly, and I couldn't find anybody else that taught her style of playing.  So I've been studying and playing on my own ever since. Recently I became the piano player at church, panic set in, I had only been the back-up and played maybe once every couple of months.  Now I play every Sunday Morning/Night and Choir Practice.  My church loves the old hymnals, but I just have such a problem still with shape notes. I just want to thank you a hundred times over for your easy to read sheet music that I can actually play.  My choir director is very happy also =}

Becky W.

Grant, AL

Thanks, Becky. So glad to hear that our site is proving useful to so many folks in so many ways. When I began it, it never occurred to me that pianists would find it beneficial . --Nathan

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October 2, 2013

Praise God for you folks I'm over 70 and love to get your music. I try to play guitar and my wife sings with me at church.
Thanks for the sheet music.

Robert L.    

Watertown, TN  

Thanks for sharing, Robert. Would love to hear you and your wife singing. Maybe you could make a video for us. --Nathan

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September 22, 2013

Hi.  I just wanted to thank you for your website.  I recently started playing the autoharp, and I really enjoy playing your hymns.  I am starting a "Gospel Sing and Jam" session at a local luthier shop (he lets people jam in his basement) and I am planning on using your songs for that jam session.  

Today I brought my autoharp to my mother's nursing home and sang and played some of the hymns from your website.  She can't communicate very well since her stroke, but she enjoys listening to music and sometimes sings along a bit.  Then I heard someone in the next room ask, "What channel is that on?"  She thought my singing was on TV and she wanted to tune it in too!  So she had the nurse open the doors to both bathrooms so she could hear me sing.  Pretty soon she started giving requests.  "Do you know the altar call?"  I was confused at first, and then I said, "Do you mean 'Just as I am'?"  She and her roommate really enjoyed the music.  Sometime soon I plan to go there and sing some of the hymns with my autoharp for all the residents.

Thanks again for making this great music available - and especially for arranging some of them especially for the autoharp.

Marcia C.

Lincoln, Nebraska

Thanks for the great letter, Marcia. Sounds like you have a great ministry there. So glad we're in some way helping contribute to it. --Nathan

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September 21, 2013
Just a huge God Bless You for having this site. I lead a group of "over-the-hill" folks in singing hymns and Gospel songs. Their faces glow when they sing...it is so rewarding!!! At times I have trouble finding the words, and music, to some of the songs they want to sing. Finding your site made my day.
Thanks so much,
Ramona
Washington
Thanks! Your letter made my day, so now we're even. --Nathan

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September 11, 2013
I was so pleased to find your site as I have been trying to find the words to print out & wanted the sheet music for a project with grand children. Can't tell you how pleased I was Thank you!
Donna E.
Edmond, Oklahoma
Great! So glad you're finding a way to pass on the music to a new generation! --Nathan

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September 5, 2013
Thank you for what you do. I have NEVER played an instrument, nor can I read music. I just want to offer a gift of music to my church. At 64, if I cannot swim from Cuba to Key West, maybe I can learn the autoharp.
Towana
Thanks for your comments. Good for you for learning to play the autoharp. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.--Nathan

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September 5, 2013
Just wanted to say again what a wonderful resource you have put together. I was so happy to see "Joy To The World" put up on the mando tabs. Your sheet music is so much easier to learn than anything else out there. You have certainly created a treasure trove of music and are to be commended!

Your friend, Jeff D.
Norwalk, Iowa
Thanks, Jeff! Your letter made my day. So glad you're finding the site useful. "Joy to the World" was posted at the request of Carolyn in the United Kingdom. If there are songs you'd like to see here, let me know and I'll try to get them posted. The only catch is, they must be in the public domain, meaning (in the U.S.) written before 1923. --Nathan

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September 3, 2013
I work with senior adults at my church. Our next meeting will be "A Brush Arbor Evening." I'm so pleased to find this wonderful website. The sheet music prints out beautifully and will be a great addition to the handmade hymn books.
Carolyn P.
Gastonia, North Carolina
Thanks for letting us know how you are making use of the site. That's what it's here for! --Nathan

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August 21, 2013
You website is wonderful! Hymns are my most favorite thing to play on the hammer dulcimer. And I love looking for old hymns/songs that are virtually lost. How can I help you? Will make a video for HD - what would you like to hear? God Bless Your Mighty Efforts!
Donna E.
Edmond, Oklahoma
Great to hear from you. Love your enthusiasm! Would be great to get a hammer dulcimer video for our "You Do It!" page. Why don't you pick out one of your favorites that you think should be more well-known. Thanks and God bless you! --Nathan

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August 12, 2013
Lovely music site..thank you so much!
Uke fanatic UK
Bob J
High Wicombe
Bucks, United Kingdom

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August 6, 2013
This website is so helpful. I play a monthly ministry for an elderly care center and am always being hit up with "Jesus Loves Me." There are some chord versions out there for mandolin, but I haven't found one with tabs.
Thanks, Jeff

Mandolin tab, as well as the lead sheet and tab for guitar and ukulele for "Jesus Loves Me" has now been posted. Thanks for pointing out the omission; it should have been up long ago! -Nathan

Thanks, Nathan! Your website allows the Holy Spirit to work through me. The mandolin is such an exciting way to connect people to the Gospel!!
Thx,
Jeff

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August 4, 2013,
Thank you so much for this site. My fam n i been looking for good easy to follow hymn tabs. daughter has just begun mandolin, n fiddle.
Bob C.
Sturdivant, MO
Thanks, Bob. Glad you find the site useful. How about making a video of your daughter playing for our "You Do It!" page. Then send another in a year or so to show her progress. --Nathan


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July 21, 2013
Please can you post the chords for "Joy to the World." Thanks, I love your site.
Carolyn W.
Oxford, UK
Thanks for the suggestion. "Joy to the World" has now been posted. How did I miss doing that earlier! --Nathan

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July 16, 2013
I would love "Be Thou my Vision" on mandolin. Thanks!,
Sean McG
Lexington Park, MD
Thanks for the suggestion. The sheet music, guitar tab, and mandolin tab have now been posted. --Nathan

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July 14, 2013
This is a great resource but could we please have modern hymns/songs for the ukulele. i.e. Ross Langmead; John Bell; etc.?
Coralie P.
Mirboo Nth
Victoria, Australia
Sorry, but I can only legally post music that is in the public domain. In the U.S., that means written before 1923. For some reason, the copyright owners of more modern songs tend to expect payment every time their songs are used. Go figure! (Though I do notice that Ross Langmead does have free music pdf's to some of his songs on his website)--Nathan

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July 6, 2013
Thank you SO MUCH for this site!! I'm a 60 yr old who has wanted to play an instrument for years but has lacked the courage to start. But this site has made it so easy and with great variety. One thing if I may, can you please provide the Ukulele chords for "The Lord's My Shepherd" (23rd Psalm)? I would be Eternally grateful. No kidding, Eternally. he he.
Many thanks.
Trevor
New Zealand
Thanks Trevor. It's good to hear from you. "The Lord's My Shepherd" has been posted. --Nathan

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June 30, 2013
We sang 'There is a Fountain Filled with Blood' today in Church. It's a beautiful hymn and I thought it might be available on your website. Have you heard it and will it be available soon?
Thank you
Jim
Indiana, PA
Yes, I'm familiar with the hymn and it has now been posted. In my research on the song, I discovered verses 5 and 6, which are not usually included in hymnals, and I had never heard before. I included them for those who might find them of interest.--Nathan

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June 22, 2013
Thank you for all the easy to access free hymns with easy chords in fiddle friendly keys with the lyrics! I could even download them with dial up!!! I print about 2/3 of what you have.

Could you add "Lord, I'm Coming Home"? It is by William Kirkpatrick.
I am trying to put together a sing along book for fiddle camp. Thanks so much for your site!!
Janet :-)
USA
"Lord, I'm Coming Home" has now been added. Thanks for the suggestion. How about a video from your fiddle camp for our "You Do It" page? --Nathan

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May 31, 2013
Thank you so much for all of the beautiful music. I just want y'all to know that I was pleasantly surprised to run across your video of "Haven of Rest" yesterday. It is one of my favorite songs. At church we only sing from the old hymnals...and I so love those songs! My hubby and four kids loved all the instruments as well. I am going to listen to more of the songs you have posted. Have a blessed day and thanks so much! :)
Elizabeth M.
Crown Point, IN

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May 28, 2013
I enjoy playing all of the songs on my mandolin. May the Lord bless you for all you do. I live in Canada in a province called Prince Edward Island, and your music is such a blessing for me. Without your website I could not play beautiful hymns. I thank you again.
Lori
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Thanks for the comments. It's a blessing and encouragement to hear from you. --Nathan

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May 23, 2013
Dear Nathan, I love your website and as I am just starting to use the banjo, will look forward to using the website. Nathan my any chance, do you know the banjo chords to the hymn Jesus my savior to Bethlehem came? Its such a beautiful hymn. Many thanks to you all for your ministry.
God Bless.
Ian
United Kingdom
Thanks for your comments. "Jesus My Savior to Bethlehem Came" is a hymn I wasn't familiar with, but I found it and it is now posted. How about a video of your playing for our "You Do It!" page? --Nathan

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May 23, 2013
Hello,
Very much enjoying hearing the hymns, played as they were intended to be played- - not so "jazzed up" the melody is almost completely lost. Request: More,more, more of the violin !! WOW ! The Lead Me Gently Home is fantastic. I cannot wait until I get our piano moved ... hearing that violin has prompted me to find someone with whom to do duets and trios. Thanks to all for sharing their time and energy in your endeavor. More, more, more violin !!
Lawrence,
NH
Thanks. Glad you're enjoying the site. We'll try to have Tara, our violinist/vocalist, play with us as often as possible.--Nathan

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May 18, 2013
Just wanted to thank you so much for this site that I just discovered today. I began taking banjo lessons 3 months ago, and what I really desire most is to learn to play hymns on the banjo. But banjo tablature for hymns is hard to come by, and when I do find it, the arrangement is way over my head at this stage. The tab here is pure and simple. Banjo is a very hard instrument to learn (at least to me) so I spent an hour of pure joy taking a break from learning things like Foggy Mountain breakdown and simply enjoying these simple versions of hymns I have loved forever. Thank you.
Brenda
Arizona
Thanks, Brenda! So glad you're finding the banjo tab useful. Yours is the first feedback I've received since adding the banjo tab to our site. --Nathan

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May 6, 2013
Great website. I have a sing-a- long twice a week, at an assisted living facility in Northern Nevada & the residents love gospel or spiritual music. Your website provides us with those enduring songs of faith. Thank you for providing joy to our seniors.
Sonja
Nevada

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May 2, 2013
I Just found your site. I run a music ministry where my band and I go to the local nursing homes and minister to the patients. This site will be a huge help in finding sheet music for the band. Thank you so much for this site.
Your friend in Christ,
Jack S.
Palm Bay, Florida

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April 17, 2013
Just "stumbled" upon your website, and I find it delightful. Thank you for the instructions and for the sheet music. I am enjoying both. Speaking of the metaphor of sea/water/shores, remember "Love Lifted Me"... I sang it from the old Cokesbury Hymnal growing up in the Methodist Church. Keep up the good work!
Mary
Leeds, Alabama

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April 11, 2013
One week ago, two of our boys began learning mandolin. Tomorrow, a third boy will be eagerly watching for the UPS truck to deliver a guitar for him. Some years ago my wife began learning violin. Now she is pulling it out again to play with the boys. We are glad to learn of this site where we can practice using songs of value rather than the frivolous songs that come with so many of the training courses. Thank you.
Kevin
Dayton, Virginia
So glad to hear it! Keep us up with the boys' progress with videos for our "You Do It!" page. --Nathan

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April 9 - 10, 2013
Hi I am a 14 yr. old Christian Mandolin player who loves your site and I was just wondering if you could find tablatures for the song "If We Never Meet Again" thank you either way and God Bless you . . .hi its me again I was just wondering if the song "Family Circle" was in public domain. Thanks again and sorry to bother you but I keep thinking of more songs. thanks again and God Bless you...Hi could you get the song "Stand up for Jesus" or "I'll Fly Away," or "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," or "Love Lifted Me." Sorry to name so many but I just like so many. Thanks so much for this site I was wanting some Mandolin tabs God Bless you.
Nathaniel
USA
Hey, Nathaniel! Welcome to the site. Love your enthusiasm. Three of the songs you request, "If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven," "Family Circle," and "I'll Fly Away" are still under copyright, so I can't post them here. I've posted tab for "Leaning On the Everlasting Arms" (Thanks for pointing out that it was missing!) I'll try to get the others up as soon as possible. Would love to see a video of your playing for our "You Do It!" page. --Nathan

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March 29, 2013
Than you for providing this wonderful resource. Blessings on you and your continued efforts in this regard.
Uncle Rod
Seattle, Washington

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March 18, 2013
I stumbled on to our website - Praise God! It gave me the encouragement I needed....

My momma purchased an autoharp over 40 years ago. She never played it much but always enjoyed its music. When she was put in a nursing home because of alzheimer, I wanted to do something for her, something she could enjoy and help calm her fears. So, I dug out that old harp and learned to play (thanks to your website). I would go weekly to the nursing home to play for her and she loved it so much. Towards the end of her life, she was bedfast and didn't know anyone, but I know she could hear the music when I played because she would begin to smile. 18 months ago, mamma went home to be with the Lord and I know she's still listening to me play.

I have learned so much from your site and I have since bought a new autoharp. I don't play well (yet) but I keep on strummin' away! Thank you & God Bless you all!
Dot
Maryland

Your letter is a blessing and encouragement. So glad you're finding the site beneficial. Would love to have a video of your playing to post on our "You Do It!" page. Thanks!--Nathan

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March 13, 2013
I've enjoyed playing so many of your songs in church and nursing homes on guitar and would like to ask if you could please add "There's Power in the Blood," "How Great Thou Art," and "When He Was On the Cross I Was On His Mind." Please let me know if they're possible and God bless :)
Aaron

Glad to hear you're making good use of our website! Thanks for writing. I've added "There is Power in the Blood;" however, I can only post music for songs in the public domain - copyrighted 1923 or before. "How Great Thou Art," the one I get the most requests for, is copyrighted in 1955; "When He Was On the Cross," 1985, so I won't be able post them. However, you can find guitar chords for both of them by doing a google search. --Nathan

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February 18, 2013
Thank you to all the participants of this website. When I start to lose my motivation for playing I can plug into this site for encouragement. I especially enjoy all the great old hymns and their history.
Evie S.
Kent, Washington

Thanks, and back at you! When I start to lose my motivation for laboring on with this site, I can read your comments for encouragement! --Nathan

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February 15, 2013
I'm a piano teacher that loves teaching kids to play hymns. Playing lead sheet is a wonderful first step to help them someday play comfortably from a hymnal. I've printed out many of your hymns to use in their lessons. Thank you for all your work on this site! It's an investment in the kingdom!
Tina P.
Anderson, South Carolina

Thanks! Delighted to hear that the music is being put to good use! - Nathan

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February 4, 2013
I'm impressed. I have spent the past couple hours on your website. Very good. Keep up the good work. Jack E.
West Point, California

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January 14, 2013
I was praying for a site where I can find hymns to play. I just purchased a ukulele and God has heard my prayers. Thank you very much for providing these wonderful hymns!!
God Bless you.
Renita D

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January 7, 2013
I found your site while I was learning the ukulele. I have since taken up trying to learn the banjo. My desire is to play hymns clawhammer style as I have seen you do in some videos. Can you add clawhammer banjo tabs to this site? I deeply appreciate what you do here and May God Bless You. Thanks.
Mike
Yoder, Wyoming

Thanks! One of my goals for 2013 is to add banjo tabs to the site. Keep checking back to keep me accountable! March 2013 Update - We now have banjo tab! - Nathan

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January 1, 2013
Hi. So I was wondering if you could post "I Saw the Light" its one of my fav. hymns and I can't find it any were.
Thanks (P.S. Your "Come Thou Fount" tab is awesome!)
Christian
Florida

Sorry, but "I Saw the Light" is still under copyright, so I can't post it here; however, if you google the title, along with the words "lyrics, chords" you should be able to find it. -Nathan

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November 19, 2012
What an incredible, wonderful site...I play for SS classes, UMW circles, all kinds of senior gatherings - on my autoharp. Thank you SO much. God bless you.
Roberta
Marietta, Georgia

Thanks! What a happy note! Blessings on you. --Nathan

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November 1, 2012
I could not believe my eyes when I stumbled on to your site!! All I can say is that God must have led me here. Thank You so much for the sheet music with the chords. I just started playing the keyboard not long ago and been looking for this format. This has given me a bunch of new material to play at church.
Thank you for helping me praise Him.
Pat
Summersville, MO

Thanks so much for taking time to contact us. Your letter made my day. So glad you find the website useful. Please let others know about it. --Nathan

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October 23, 2012
You said to ask if we needed tabs for a song that was not on the list. I need the melody & chords tabs for "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence."
Thanks!
Alex
Germantown, MD

The music and tab for "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is now posted. On this site I try to keep the chord changes to a minimum and as simple as possible. If you want something more challenging, do a Google search to find versions with additional and/or different chord changes.

This is not a song I was familiar with prior to your request. I'd love to hear how it sounds. How about doing a video of you performing it for us to post on our "You Do It!" page on the website? - Nathan

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October 17, 2012
Thank you so much for providing these beautiful lyrics and music to some of the most wonderful hymns. I can't thank you enough. More and more old hymns with such beautiful messages are disappearing from the public. Thank you for keeping them available and ALIVE!!!
God Bless You, Glory Be to God!!!
Donna
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thanks, Donna. Comments like yours encourage me to keep doing this! - Nathan

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October 17, 2012
I was so excited to see your site. My parents moved into a retirement community and had to have an auction because they were downsizing. I bought my Mother's old autoharp, and I want to learn to play. I have picked up a little bit already from playing some of the hymns on your site. Mine is a 15 key autoharp. I was wondering what I should do when a song has a key which I do not have. For instance, Amazing Grace has an Em, and I do not have that key. Thanks for your help.
Kathy
Elida, Ohio

Good to hear from you, Kathy. If you don't have a particular chord, you can usually either stay on the previous, or go to the following chord - just see which one sounds best. On "Amazing Grace," since the note for the Em chord is G, you should go to the C chord that follows. - Nathan

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October 9, 2012
Thank you so so much for your free music, it has been an answer to my prayers. So hard to find gospel music for my mandolin.
Lori
Canada

Thanks, Lori! It's good to hear from you. So glad you're making use of the site for your mandolin playing. We'd love to have a video of your playing for our "You Do It!" page. - Nathan

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October 5, 2012
All my life goes to spirituals and hymns. Am so blessed by watching this family singing the hymn "When We all Get to Heaven."
Bishop Canute Gordon
Bronx, New York

Thanks! It's a blessing to hear from you.
Nathan

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September 7, 2012
I would like to Thank All who have made this site possible. I cannot believe how much my piano playing has improved, not bragging but really getting better than I ever thought possible. Now if I can just get over the stage fright I will start playing for my church again. Told them I would when I got really good and thanks to you I am almost there. Still make a few mistakes but am practicing a lot these days and that's what it takes. Thanks Again and back to practice I go.
Edith
Franklin, North Carolina

Good for you! It's great to hear that you're using the site to help you progress. That's what it's for. -Nathan

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August 19, 2012
I love the selection of hymns you have made. All ultra beautiful. THANK YOU for a great free resource.
Fiona
Australia

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August 14, 2012
Thanks for making all of these wonderful hymns so easily accessible. I play the Autoharp and have learned a great deal from you.
Brandon
New Orleans, Louisiana

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August 8, 2012
Thank you for your hard work putting the hymns online. It's so hard to find hymns that have the right spirit. "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" was great.
Tom
Othello, Washington

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Hello from Canada!
I found your site by googling a song for church that wasn't in the hymnal. What a blessing to have been able to find you! My children and I have enjoyed hearing your music . The simple sheet music is so helpful, as some of us play more by ear than notes. I wish I could spend a Sunday afternoon singing with you all and learning how to play another instrument. The favorite for me so far would have to be "I Must Tell Jesus." My eldest son and I just had a wonderful evening playing and singing together while he learned to use the new bass guitar. Now, after listening to and watching your videos, I think the next new instrument in our home will be either a harmonica or autoharp. Or maybe a banjo... or mandolin?
Thank you!
Melanie
Winkler, Manitoba

So glad you found the site and took time to comment. Your letter made my day. Come down to Texas any time and I'll take you up on that afternoon singing! Until then, maybe you could make a video of you and your son playing for our "You Do It" page. --Nathan

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Just wanted to say "Thank You" for this site. It has all the songs I need to get me going on my new uke. I have several saved to my ipad and they are great! Within minutes I was picking out "Just as I Am". I love the tabs as well as chords. Very professional. I appreciate your hard work; it's been a blessing to me.
M. Reece
Arkansas

Thanks for taking the time to write. I always enjoy hearing from those who are using the site. Keeps me motivated to keep working on it! --Nathan

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June, 2012
I love this site, and the sheet music is so plain to see with my vision problems. Do you have the sheet music to "Palms of Victory" and that song I am not sure of the name but it's something like this "Singing,Singing, Shouting"? I think the Chuck Wagon gang used to sing that one.
Again many thanks I am a piano player not great at it but this site is so helpful to anyone especially who is seeking out the old hymns.
Thanks
Edith
Franklin, North Carolina

The sheet music for "Palms of Victory" is now on our website. How about a video of your playing? Not sure what the other song is. If you can remember any of the lyrics to it, I might be able to find it. --Nathan

Thanks Nathan, you're a life saver. So glad "Palms of Victory" can be played in the key of G. Would love to send you a video of my playing it but it's hard to do that right now I live in rural area and guess what? still on dial-up which takes forever to do any little thing. But will send you a clip we suppose to have the high-speed in Sept. hopefully.

Thanks so much there's a site like yours, I have improved my playing so much, you make it so easy since I play by ear, and the print-outs of the song makes me stay on track, I love the chords printed above like that.

I still cannot think of the name of that other song but I know it goes something like I'm keep on shouting, shouting, singing by the Chuck Wagon gang. One more question do you know why the Chuck Wagon gang never had a piano player or did they just like guitar better?
Edith

Look forward to the video! Don't know the answer to the piano question. They started out as a family band (father, son & two daughters); perhaps none of them could play piano? [Readers, do you know?]

Could "Heaven's Jubilee" be the Chuck Wagon Gang song you're looking for? --Nathan

Thanks Nathan. These are hymns I thought I'd never find since I hadn't heard them since childhood, Some of the older folks is just so grateful to hear these older hymns again. Music can get through to people so much. I am not a pro by any means, but when someone compliments me and wants to hear that song again like "Palms of Victory" it makes all the hours of practicing over and over again worthwhile. Like I said before I don't read music, all I have to have is just the chords above the songs to keep me on track. Thanks for sharing. Edith

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Thank you so much. I would like to see HOLY HOLY HOLY. God Bless your work.
Sylvia
Thanks for the suggestion. I've added "Holy, Holy, Holy" to our sheet music and tab pages.--Nathan

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Just a note of appreciation for the work you've put into this wonderful site that I stumbled onto yesterday! Actually, I play piano more than guitar, and while I have most of the songs listed, I've printed each of them, and stored in a sheet protected binder for learning purposes... as it's great to have the simple notation in lead sheet form with chords & lyrics of these wonderful old hymns...Since what I do is take the basic song and embroider my own arrangement.... these very clear and easy to read pdfs are very helpful....especially with the chords added! Only disappointment was that Will The Circle Be Unbroken had only the chorus! It would be good to have the entire song in my new "book" to work on.:) I'll definitely be checking back often. Thank you again from a grateful grandma piano student!
JudyRae
Monroe, North Carolina

Thanks! Great to hear that you're getting some use out of the music. We'd love to hear what you're doing with the hymns. How about a video of your playing? We feature videos of those using the site on the
"You Do It!" page. Don't have a pianist on there yet!

The sheet music pdf of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" includes all the verses. It has the chorus first, with the verses beneath, since the verses and chorus are the same melody. --Nathan

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May the LORD bless you folks for the music.
Tom
Wash.

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Thank you for the great songs on your website! I would love to see "The Little Brown Church in Wildwood" and "I'll Fly Away," if possible.
Tami
Ashley, North Dakota

Thanks for the suggestions. I've posted "Church in the Wildwood." "I'll Fly Away," written in 1929, is still under copyright, so I can't post it here, but you can find the chords and lyrics easily with a google search. --Nathan

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Thank You so much for helping me out on a song, I like your web site, keep up the good work, GOD BLESS YOU.
John T. Neudorf
Wheatley, Ontario
Canada

Thanks! Good to hear from you. Maybe you could post a video to show us what you're doing with the music! --Nathan

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Hi,
Great to find you. Could you give me tabs for "When I Survey," "Redeemed, How I Love to proclaim It," and "Blessed Assurance," please? Love playing the mandolin here in Northern Ireland and would love to play Christian blue grass if you know anyone.
Thanks!
Janine
Co Antrim
United Kingdom

Thanks for the suggestions. I've added sheet music and tab for all three of them to the website.

How about making a video of your playing for our "You Do It!" page? We'd love to see what you're doing with the music. Also, anyone in Janine's part of the world looking for a picking partner, contact us and we'll put you in touch. Thanks! --Nathan

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Nathan,
I thought you might enjoy this and maybe send it out. Anyway I like it!
John in Indiana

GOLDEN CITY
(to the tune of "Red River Valley")
Marshall W. Taylor,
A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies (1882), pp 50-51
Soon we'll see the golden city,
Soon we'll hear the angels sing,
And the harps attuned by seraphs
Loud will make the heavens ring.

Chorus:
We will walk through the streets of the city,
With the friends who've gone on before,
We shall sit by the banks of the river,
We will meet to part no more.

Blessed mansion, home of angels,
With its streets all paved with gold,
Pearly gates and living fountains,
And her pleasures ne'er grow old.

Glorious sunshine, ever shining,
Trees of life in grandeur stand,
Clouds of love with silver lining,
In that happy, heavenly land.

Friends and kindred who have loved us,
Hearts that often beat as one,
They have joined that glorious number,
Now they shout around the throne.

Soon we'll cross the rapid river,
Soon we'll near our heavenly home,
Soon we'll hear the hearty welcome:
Come, ye blessed children, come.

Let us bear the yoke of Jesus,
Fierce and long will be the war,
But his love will ever keep us
Till the storm of life is o'er.

That's a good one I hadn't heard before. One of the aims of this site is to help preserve these great old songs. It's been said that every hymn is just one generation from extinction. If this generation doesn't learn them, they'll be gone. Thanks for keeping this one alive!
-Nathan

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Since I recently was given an Autoharp I started to surf the web for instructions and came across your web-site.

I really enjoy it. The only problem I have is that I can't seem to play the autoharp upright. I play it on my lap.

Thank you for posting the videos. I am enjoying this site.

Sincerely,
Katie
Mount Solon, VA

Unless you're playing for a large audience, I'm not aware of any disadvantage to lap playing. The autoharp was originally played on a table or lap and many people still play that way. The upright playing style was developed (perhaps by Maybelle Carter) to play on stage, so one can be seen by the audience, move around, and get close to a microphone.
Thanks for visiting the site. Glad you're enjoying it- Nathan

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I learned the song "Precious Jewels" from my mother in Canada MANY years ago!

Thank you for playing and singing - it was lovely.
Joanne
Red Bluff, California

Glad you enjoyed it. If there are other old hymns you'd like to see here, let us know! - Nathan

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You people are awesome! And inspiring! Thanks so much. Have you done "Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah"?
Ross
Lafayette, Louisiana

Appreciate the comments! Glad you're enjoying the music. Haven't done "Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah," but I'll try to get to it soon. - Nathan

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I heard the Langely ukulele ensemble play two inspiring pieces, "Come Follow the Star" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire." I am supporting a Chaplain in AFGHANISTAN, @ FOB Farah, "700" troops there. Now he is a guitar player and so is his assistant. I belong to San Jose, CA Ukulele club, so my interest UKE! I would love to get the chords/lyrics for these two songs. My intention is to send a ukulele to them for the Chapel music, on Christmas. Troop supporters have sent guitars and they stand in the Chapel for any Troop to stay awhile and feel free to play. So, with this in mind, it would be an introduction to the UKE, and hopefully some-one can jump in and play these songs along with the Chaplain's guitar and I believe a banjo too! This is music for Christmas and the intention to have a party after. The music gathers in the soldiers and the Chapel is filled on Sunday! I think how wonderful all this is! so, if you can help me out, it would be really great! I am not sure if the Chaplain needs the Guitar chords too. I can put you in touch directly him. He would welcome your input!
Thank you,
Gwen
California

Sounds like you're doing a great work there! "Come Follow the Star" is too new to be in public domain, so I can't post it, and I don't have tab for "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" yet, but I found a version here. It looks complicated to me, but I'm not really a uke player. Maybe one of our readers has a version you can share?

Please share this site with your contacts in Afghanistan, as that is exactly the sort of thing we want to be a part of.Thanks! -Nathan


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Thanks for the lesson. I just started back up with the autoharp that I used 5 years ago for children's ministries. I was self taught and mostly stayed to C-F-G songs. I would love to work on expanding my chords. In "My Fathers World" I tried the G A7 and D, but on my 15 button auto harp the G is too far a reach for my fingers. Hmmm? How about Great is thy Faithfulness. See you on youtube.
God Bless,
Shellie

Thanks for writing. I think most autoharpers find the chord arrangement on the 15 bar harps annoyingly inconvenient. It is possible to rearrange the bars, but it's more difficult on the 15 bar models than the 21 bar. Try playing it in a key that's easier to reach on your harp. Or put a 21-chord on your Christmas wish list!
I just discovered that "Great is Thy Faithfulness" was copyrighted in 1923, so it won't come into public domain until 2019! I'll put it up then. :)
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I really enjoy having your music available. Would you have an arrangement of a 'Wear A Crown' to play on the autoharp? Any key would be fine.
Thank You,
Barbara
Ohio

I do now. It's on the Sheet Music page. How about making a video for our You Do It! page to help those who may not know it see how it sounds? - Nathan

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Fantastic site, really great to see The Lord's work being done.
"When we sing we pray twice!" - St. Augustine
Noel
Limerick, Ireland

Thanks for the encouragement! - Nathan

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Thank you for the beautiful music.

I play the Hohner Melodica and my husband plays the guitar. This music provides us with notes and chords. Please keep up the good work.
Marilyn

Thanks for sharing. It always does me good to hear from folk that are using the site. How about making a video of your music to share with us? -Nathan

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WOW, what a wonderful site....I found you tonight when I was trying to remember a song that one of the dear ladies mentioned at Church in the Hospital that I went to today...we had some old choruses and "Brighten the Corner" came up, and I could only remember the last line and tune of the chorus...now thanks to you I can sing it for them next time. Love the autoharp, the banjo, mandolin and guitar....please keep up finding and singing these beautiful old hymns and choruses...

Many thanks.
Joy
Australia

Thanks, Joy! Your letter made my day. That is exactly what this web site is designed for. Glad to hear it's being used around the world. - Nathan

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I am looking for sheet music for the gospel tune Green Pastures (Going Up Home). I will appreciate any help you can give me.
Thanks!
Phyllis
U.S.A.

"Green Pastures" was written in 1963, so is still under copyright. I try to stay legal by posting only songs that are in the public domain, which means they have to be at least 75 years old. However, there are sites on the web that post the lyrics and chords for more recent songs Click Here for one that has "Green Pastures." - Nathan

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Love your clawhammer banjo. Could you do a video teaching how to play "Lily of the valley" on just the banjo. I would like to learn it so I can play it in a senor retirement home when we visit.
Clayton
Cedar Park, Texas

Thanks! I'll try to get a video up soon. Until then, here's a banjo tab you can use to get a good idea what I'm playing. The tab just has the melody notes, not the thumb on the 5th string, but if you're already doing some clawhammer you should be able to add that. Hope this helps! - Nathan

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Hi. how are you? I love the way you teach gospel or hymns on the autoharp. Are you planning on making a teachable book that will teach people like me how to play church songs on the autoharp? Can you please email me the chords to play hymns on my autoharp,I would greatly appreciate it, if you can email me the answer to my question please. Thanks so much and may JESUS bless you at all time.
Mario
Brooklyn, NY

Thanks, Mario. If you'll click on the "Sheet Music" link at the side of the page, you'll find the hymns and church songs I would put in a book if I decide to do it. The chords are included, exactly the way I play them, so you can practice until they start sounding the way you think they should. Between watching the videos and following along on the sheet music, you'll be ready to play in church before you know it! - Nathan

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I REALLY like all the videos and sheet music you have put up for everyone here at your website.
I am a very amateur autoharp player, and one thing that I have not gotten the hang of is proper strum patterns. I have been currently been basically "pinching" the melody notes/chords and that works to an extent, but I am sure that proper strumming would work so much better, especially for accompaniment.
Would you consider putting up some "how to" videos for the various strum patterns. I have seen you do this at the start of some of your videos, and really like it. Maybe start out showing the strum slowly then gradually speed up to a normal speed.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and for making such a great site.
Sincerely,
Dave in Ivor, VA

Good idea, Dave. I'll get on it. Also, for you other autoharpers out there, How about helping out. Make a video of some of your basic strums, picking patterns, etc., and send it to us (The easiest way is to post it on YouTube and send us an "Embed" link.) We'll post it here. - Nathan

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I really enjoyed your play along songs for the autoharp. I am just learning and found the chord showing wonderful, I really appreciate it. The songs are too fast 4 me but maybe someday I can play along. I like that you give instructions on strumming with it. I do have a question that I hope you can answer, as I have spent lots of time looking for autoharp music to play for kids sing alongs. Does autoharp music follow the chords as used in guitar, would the music be interchangeable? Thanks in advance for taking time to answer this question.
May the Lord bless you.
Carolyn, USA
Yes, the chords listed are for any instrument - guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, etc. However, when you play melody on autoharp, you usually have to add additional chords to get all the notes. You'll notice that many of the songs on this site have autoharp melody chords listed beneath the staff. These are not used when playing for singing - only when playing an autoharp instrumental. - Nathan

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Love your website. My kind of music. I love to play my autoharp along with your videos. Is there any way that you can put the chords & words on the sheet music site to Anchored in Love?
Thank you.
Jan
Thanks. I've hope to have the music up soon, but for now have sent you a copy of lyrics and chords as we play it. - Nathan

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Nathan - I AM impressed. I have for some time appreciated and enjoyed your Sunday offerings, but this is incredible......you have hit the ball out of the park. Many thanks to you and all your friends who have contributed to this site. . .Who is responsible for creating your beautiful autoharp?
Carole in WI
The harp was built by Buck Lumbert, autoharp luthier in Traverse City, Michigan - Nathan

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Nice job. I grew up singing this song and enjoy the words and peppy tune. Keep up the good work . You are greatly appreciated by those of us that are musical minded.
Alice


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Nathan - your new website is amazing:) Thanks so much for devoting your time and talent to it for the rest of us to enjoy and learn from!!!
Marilyn

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Your free printable PDF files of sheet music are fantastic!
Congrats on your site. :)
Jennifer
Corinth, TX

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Great site, this is one I will be coming back to a lot and recommending to a fellow Autoharper. My wife and are seeking to evangelise the older generation through our Gospel singing ministry. I really appreciate the Autoharp friendly sheet music and the videos.This is truly a great idea and it will be great resource for Gospel songs, thank you so much.
May the Lord bless you all richly.
Walter and Lyn
United Kingdom

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Thank YOU, Nathan. I'll be using this to help pick out songs for playing at church.
Jean, in Illinois

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Thank you Nathan for making your time and life available to do this. It will and already has brought joy to many of us!
Mary

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Thanks for a great site.........I've been missing the Hymn of the Week and was hoping you hadn't discontinued it. The songs are all ones I remember from my 'growing up' days (I'm 78) and they bring back great memories.
Nellie in MN

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Wow, Nathan! Thanks for the sheet music & wonderful memories. Sue & I did 'Unclouded Day' at a Camp Meeting many years ago. I played tenor sax & we both sang. I noticed a few other songs we have done togrther before we started with our autoharps. We will be sure to share these great hymns with the granddarlings when we see them this summer. God Bless, & keep up the good work.
Frank

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Very nice start, Nathan! Thanks for your efforts, and I look forward to seeing it progress.
Virgil
Fries, VA

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Just visited your new website, great job. I enjoy all your videos so much, such talented folks. Keep up the good work.
Gloria in Tyler, Texas

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Best of luck with your new web site. I think it looks good.
Barb

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Thank you Nathan!
I love the site and it will help me in a group that I will be playing in as we are "Jammin For Jesus"! We play the old time religion songs and this is perfect. Again, thank you for this site.
God bless you.
Mike