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Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting

jeffpoet 03 Sep 14 - 06:17 PM
GUEST,# 03 Sep 14 - 07:10 PM
jeffpoet 03 Sep 14 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,leeneia 04 Sep 14 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,leeneia 04 Sep 14 - 11:47 AM
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Joe Offer 04 Sep 14 - 06:40 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: jeffpoet
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 06:17 PM

There's an exquisite Mennonite hymn 'Sweetly Resting' http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Sweetly_Resting/
The sheet music is on the above web site. I have had several attempts at adding guitar chords but can't seem to get them right. Is there someone out there please who could look at the sheet music and insert the correct chords for me. Thanks. Jeff


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 07:10 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4015pCYH3Lc

I will need my guitar with me. Tomorrow, latest.

The problem isn't the chords, it's the scales being played with them. There's only one odd chord there and it's an E if you play in the key of D, I think.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: jeffpoet
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 07:38 PM

Thanks very much. Appreciate that. Will wait for your help. Kind regards Jeff


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 11:04 AM

I enjoy this kind of project.

If you don't mind, Guest #, I will change the song to the key of D and work out some chords for it. If you want to work out the chords for the original E flat, that would be nice too.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 11:47 AM

I've made a MIDI and will send it to Joe, so you can hear it.

Jeffpoet, I realize you may know all this stuff, but I'm going to write it here so that future catters who want to play the song can see it.

'Sweetly Resting' was written in the guitar unfriendly key of E-flat, so I changed it to D, using Noteworthy Composer. It is also in the unfamiliar time of 3/2, so I put the chords in as half notes, so you can hear how the beats go.

I'm sure the song starts with two pick-up notes (both quarter notes), so I wrote it that way. Also, many measures end with two quarter notes (usually an E and a D) which don't go with any chord. What do you do?

You have two choices. You can not play the guitar. Simply don't hit anything, and let the sound die away. (This is noted as N.C., meaning 'no chord.')Or you can hit the note A, because A goes with the note E and the note D. Where is the note A? It's the second string down from your chin.

Another way is to figure out the chord for every single quarter note, but I think that will get too fussy and will interfere with the slow, peaceful theme of the song.

The MIDI shows both methods.

Thanks for bringing this pretty song to our attention.

In the
D rif-ted
N.C.rock I'm
D res-ting;
G Safe-ly
D shel-tered,
N.C. I a-
A bide.
N.C.There no
D foes nor
N.C.storms mo-
D lest me,
G While with-
D in the
A cleft I
D hide.
Now I'm res-ting, sweet-ly res-ting,
In the
A cleft
D once
A made
D for
A me.
D Je-sus, bles-sèd Rock of A-ges,
G I will
D hide my-
A or A7 self in
D Thee.

I don't have time to proof this, so check it out first.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: jeffpoet
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 06:27 PM

Thank you so much - that's wonderful work. Kind regards Jeff


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Subject: ADD: Sweetly Resting (Mary D. James)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 06:40 PM

Here's the MIDI from leeneia

Click to play-cyberhymnal (joeweb)

Click to play-leeneia (joeweb)

Here are the lyrics from the link in the first post of this thread:

SWEETLY RESTING
(Mary D. James)

  1. In the rifted rock I’m resting,
    Safely sheltered I abide;
    There no foes nor storms molest me,
    While within the cleft I hide.
    • Refrain:
      Now I’m resting, sweetly resting,
      In the cleft once made for me;
      Jesus, blessed Rock of Ages,
      I will hide myself in Thee.

  2. Long pursued by sin and Satan,
    Weary, sad, I longed for rest;
    Then I found this heav’nly shelter
    Opened in my Savior’s breast.

  3. Peace which passeth understanding,
    Joy the world can never give,
    Now in Jesus I am finding,
    In His smiles of love I live.

  4. In the rifted rock I’ll hide me,
    Till the storms of life are past;
    All secure in this blest refuge,
    Heeding not the fiercest blast.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Mennonite Hymn-Sweetly Resting
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 09:41 AM

Hmmm, I must have sent Joe the wrong MIDI. That's the distinctive sound of the Cyberhymnal site. I'll try again and we'll get a MIDI with the strong 3/2 bass I spoke of.

Click to play-leeneia (joeweb)


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