How To Play Don't Grow Weary

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A long time ago, I had the privilege of being on the worship team at New Venture Christian Fellowship. One of the highlights (way too many to count) was learning a song, Don't Grow Weary. It was written ©1993 Integrity's Hosanna! Music by Martin J. Nystrom and Don Harris. I loved playing this song on the keyboard. Here are the chords I found online and in the second chord chart I'll add more chords and show you what I'm playing. It's pretty easy going (probably a little corny nowadays but not a fast pace, pump up the crowd type of song. Do you recognize it?

Oh, and I wanted to mention another famous worship song, As The Deer, written by Martin J. Nystrom (along with chords) can be found here


Key: E

E
Don't grow weary in doing well,
E                A        B
don't surrender in the fight;
A        E
Keep on storming the gates of hell,
C#m7    F#m7   A         B        E
Keep on doing what you know is right.


     A              E/G#         F#m
For there will be seasons of testing,
E    A            B              C#m  B  C#m
and there may be weeping for a night;
      A            E/G#           F#m7
But soon we'll be reaping the blessing,
            A    E    A             Bsus   B
if we keep pressing on toward the prize.


E
Keep on praying in the Spirit,
E                A         B
keep on walking in the light;
A          E
Don't be fearful or discouraged,
C#m      F#m7  A          B       E
keep on doing what you know is right.
 

 
E/A         E       E/A    E
Don't grow weary in doing well,
E/A          E      E/A   B
don't surrender in the fight;
C#m/A        E       E/A      E  B/C#
Keep on storming the gates of hell,
C#m7    F#m7   E/G# A         B  E
Keep on doing what you know is right.


A/E    A          E/G#         F#m
For there will be seasons of testing,
E/F#  F#m7  A          B       C#m  B/C#  C#m
and there may be weeping for a night;
      A            E/G#           F#m7
But soon we'll be reaping the blessing,
            A    E/A  A             Bsus   B
if we keep pressing on toward the prize.


E/A      E      E/A     E
Keep on praying in the Spirit,
E/A      E         E/A   B
keep on walking in the light;
C#m A          E E/A    E B/C#
Don't be fearful or discouraged,
C#m7      F#m7  E/G# A          B   E
keep on doing what you know is right.
 

 So, when we break down the chords, remember to read the slash chords I'm posting,
l.h. / r.h. Also, there's lots of eighth notes throughout the song with 4/4 time signature.

AC#/EG#B Don't grow

EB/EG#B weary in doing

EB/EG# well

AB/EG#B don't sur-

EE/EG#B render in the

BB/D#F# fight,  (C#C#/EG#, AA/C#E)

AC#/EG# Keep on

EB/EG#B stormin

AG#/BE the

AB/EF# gates, AB/EG# of

EB/EG# Hell, (C#B/D#F#)

C#B/EG# keep, C#G#/EB on

F#A/EC# do-  F#A/EB in (G#/EB, A/C#E)

AA/C#E what you

BB/D#F#G# know is

EG#/BE right.

EG#/BE For

AC#/EA there will be

G#B/EF#G# seasons of

F#A/C#F#G# testing, (F#A/C#F#, F#G#/BE)

F#A/C#E and

AC#/EA there may be

BB/D#G# weep-, BB/D#F# ing

BB/C#E for a,  C#C#/EG# night (C#B/D#F#, C#G#/C#E)

C#G#/C#E but

AA/EC# soon

AB/EB we'll, AC#/EB be

G#B/EB reaping, AE/EA, G#B/EG# the

F#A/C#F# bless-, F#A/C#E ing

F#A/C#E if, F#A/C#F# we, F#A/C#G# keep

AC#/EA press-

AB/EG# ing, AA/C#E on

AA/EC# toward AA/EB the

BF#/EB prize, EG#/BE

Have you played Don't Grow Weary or As The Deer before. If so, what key are you comfortable playing in?
You may be interested in the following resources:

Martin J. Nystrom - As the Deer - Psalm 42:1 - Sheet Music (Digital Download)
Don't Grow Weary
Be Magnified
Exalt the Lord
Firm Foundation

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-- LadyD

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