This hymn in the key of C uses only the easy guitar chords of C, F, G7, and Am. No extra chords needed for autoharp on this one; the melody notes are in the rhythm chords.
"I Would Not Be Denied" was written by African American minister Charles Price Jones (1865-1949). Rev. Jones began as a Missionary Baptist and served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, and Mount Helm Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, as well as churches in Arkansas and California. Because of his beliefs in holiness, he left the Missionary Baptists and was one of the founders of the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. Jones wrote over 1,000 gospel songs, including
"Come Unto Me,"
which is also included on this site.