Chuck Girard: Freedom

Chuck Girard
Cover of Chuck Girard

 Bio


Chuck Girard is a pioneer of Contemporary Christian music. He was born August 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Santa Rosa, California in his young teens. He was a founding member of Love Song, the first Christian rock band to become popular in the United States.
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I have fond memories of listening to Chuck Girard, Barry McGuire and so many sounds from the Jesus days of Calvary Chapel and Maranatha singers in the 70s.  Do you have a favorite tune? Listen to Freedom on YouTube.


FREEDOM

Em7       
Jesus is the One that makes me never
      D9
Ever want to spend another day without Him
Em7
Jesus is the One who shows me everytime
          D9
I turn around that I could never doubt Him
 F7        
Jesus is the One that makes me want to shout the news 
              Ab7
Above the rooftops
Bb7                                C7 
Shout the joyful news and let the people know
                   Db7
That Jesus is the Lord!

Em7
Jesus is the One who changes slowly
           D9
All the evil things that dwell so deep inside me
Em7
Jesus is the One who cares forever
                                      D9
Never let me down and never failed to guide me
F7               
Jesus is the One that makes me want to shout the news 
          Ab7
Above the rooftops
                Bb7            
Come on, let's shout the joyful news
            C7                             F
And let the people know that Jesus is the Lord!
          G     G/F   G/E   G/D
HE'S THE LORD!

      C
He'll do the same for you!
                 F7
(He'll give you freedom)
     C7
He's reaching out for you!
                 F7
(He'll give you freedom)
C7
He's the only One who's true
                 F7
(He'll give you freedom)

               G     Eb7
He'll set you free
               G     Eb7
He'll set you free
               Db7   F7
He'll set you free
               Db7   F7
He'll set you free
               Bb
He'll set you free

Bb                                                 Ab
All He wants to do is to show you His love, and to comfort you
Fm                   Bb              C
All you gotta do is take Him at His word

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Leonard Moss Arrangement

I like to play the song Freedom by Chuck Girard in the Key of Em. It modulates to Db, then to C major. It has a 4/4 time signature played slowly, with feeling. Here's a chord breakdown:

L.H. / R.H.

Em7 = E/GBD
D9 = D/FACE and D/GACE
F7 = F/ACEbF and F/AEbG
Ab7 = Ab/GBAbCEb
Bb7 = Bb/AbBbDF
C7 = C/BbCEG
Db7 = Db/CbDbF and Db/AbCbDbF
F = F/ACF
G = G/DGB
Eb7 = Eb/BbDbEbG
Bb = Bb/DFBbD and Bb/BbDF
Fm = F/FAbC
Bb = Bb/FBbD
C = CE/GCE

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Chords Audio 1 & 2

More resources to listen to:

Chuck Girard
Take It Easy
Fire & Light

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Monday Mail Bag: Lead Me Guide Me

Promotional photograph of Elvis Presley, taken...
Promotional photograph of Elvis Presley, taken in 1954. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Monday Mail

Thanks, Dalyce for contacting LadyDpiano regarding chords to Lead Me Guide Me. Appreciate your kind words. Hope this is the song you're looking for.

Doris Mae Akers was an American Gospel music composer, arranger and singer. Known for her work with the Sky Pilot Choir, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001...

Her songs including "Sweet, Sweet Spirit", "Lead Me, Guide Me", "You Can't Beat God Giving", "Grow Closer","I Cannot Fail The Lord", "He Delivered Me", "God Is So Good" and "My Expectation" appear in the hymnals of many denominations. Doris Akers compositions have been recorded and sold millions by many Gospel and secular artists, including Mahalia Jackson, The Statesmen, The Caravans, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Clara Ward, the Sallie Martin Singers, James Cleveland, Bill Gaither, Ernie Haase, George Beverly Shea, Elvis Presley, and Conway Twitty.

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Recorded by Elvis Presley Written by Doris Akers [3/4 time]



     C          A7       Dm       Dm7 G7
I am weak and I need Thy strength and power,
   Dm      G7      C  G7   C
To help me over my weakest hour.
                   A7           Dm   A7 Dm   Fm C
Let me through the darkness Thy face to see,
            G7        C   F C
Lead me, oh Lord lead me.


     C            D7        G7
Lead me, guide me along the way,
F          C    Dm C E7     Am     Fm C
For if you lead me I cannot stray.
                          Bb7  A7
Lord let me walk each day with Thee.
Dm   C#dim Dm C    G7   C   F C
Lead me,   oh Lord lead me.


Help me tread in the paths of righteousness.
Be my aid when Satan and sin oppress.
I am putting all my trust in Thee:
Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

Chorus

I am lost if you take your hand from me,
I am blind without Thy light to see.
Lord just always te me they servant be,
Lead me, oh Lord lead me.

Chorus
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 Key of G


G          D7             G
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                          Am           D7
I am tired and I need Thy strength and power
   Am       D7       G   D7  G
To guide me over  my darkest hour
                 E7        Am
For just open my eyes that I may see
G          D7             G
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 A7        D7
Lead me guide me along the way
C          G    Am G B7     Em
For if you lead me I cannot stray 
G                          C
For just open my eyes that I may see
G          D7             G
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 E7        Am        D7
I am lost if you take your hand from me
  Am           D7      G     D7 G
I am blind without Thy light to see
                 E7         Am
Lord just always let me thy servant be
G          D7             G
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me 

 

Key of D

 
D          A7             D
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                          Em           A7
I am tired and I need Thy strength and power
   Em       A7       D   A7  D
To guide me over  my darkest hour
                 B7        Em
For just open my eyes that I may see
D          A7             D
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 E7        A7
Lead me guide me along the way
G          D    Em D F#7    Bm
For if you lead me I cannot stray 
D                          G
For just open my eyes that I may see
D          A7             D
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 B7        Em        A7
I am lost if you take your hand from me
  Em           A7      D     A7 D
I am blind without Thy light to see
                 B7         Em
Lord just always let me thy servant be
D          A7             D
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me 
 

Key of Eb

 
Eb         Bb7            Eb
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                          Fm           Bb7
I am tired and I need Thy strength and power
   Fm       Bb7      Eb  Bb7 Eb
To guide me over  my darkest hour
                 C7        Fm
For just open my eyes that I may see
Eb         Bb7            Eb
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 F7        Bb7
Lead me guide me along the way
Ab         Eb   Fm Eb G7     Cm 
For if you lead me I cannot stray 
Eb                         Ab
For just open my eyes that I may see
Eb         Bb7            Eb
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me     

                 C7        Fm        Bb7
I am lost if you take your hand from me
  Fm           Bb7     Eb    Bb7 Eb 
I am blind without Thy light to see
                 C7         Fm
Lord just always let me thy servant be
Eb         Bb7            Eb
Lead me oh Lord won’t you lead me 
 

Lead Me Chords by Sanctus Real  

 
Wendell4 says, This is a great song for all the fathers out there. We as men are to be the 
leaders of our households. We need to lead our wives and children! We need to 
fight for them, love them, and be the spiritual leaders for them! But we are 
uncapable to lead them if we do not have God leading us! Our wives and children 
are calling! Lets not leave them thirsty for love! Lets lead!
 
Intro: C-Am

Verse: C-Am-C-Am-G

Chorus: C-G-F-Am-G-C-G-F-Am-G-C

Bridge: Dm-F-C-G-Dm-F-C-C-G



C-Am

C                                  Am
I look around and see my wonderful life

Almost perfect from the outside
C
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Am
Always smiling
               G
But on the inside, I can hear her saying...

C
Lead me with strong hands
G
Stand up when I can't
      F
Don't leave me hungry for love
        Am      G
Chasing dreams, what about us?

C
Show me you're willing to fight
     G
That I'm still the love of your life
  F
I know we call this our home
    Am      G         C
But I still feel alone

C                                         Am
I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes

They're just children from the outside
C
I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine
Am
They're independent
                 G
But on the inside, I can hear them saying...

C
Lead me with strong hands
G
Stand up when I can't
      F
Don't leave me hungry for love
        Am          G
Chasing dreams, but what about us?


C
Show me you're willing to fight
G
That I'm still the love of your life
  F
I know we call this our home
    Am      G         C
But I still feel alone

   Dm                  F
So Father, give me the strength
      C              G
To be everything I'm called to be
    Dm                  F
Oh, Father, show me the way
   C
To lead them
          G
Won't You lead me?

C
To lead them with strong hands
G
To stand up when they can't
              F
Don't want to leave them hungry for love,
        Am          G
Chasing things that I could give up

     C
I'll show them I'm willing to fight
G
And give them the best of my life
   F
So we can call this our home
Am              G                    C
Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

        Am              G                    C
Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone 

Lead Me, Guide Me (Sing Like Elvis Presley) [Karaoke and Vocal Versions] - Single
 Lead Me, Guide Me - Single
 Lead Me, Guide Me - Single (In the Style of Elvis Presley) [Performance Track with Demonstration Vocals]

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Celebrating February Birthdays: John Williams

John Williams
John Williams (Photo credit: NAPARAZZI)
If you are on Face Book and have spent some time online, then you know about wishing friends "Happy Birthday!" You may not be aware of some artists whose birthdays are this month. Here's just a few great musicians who have contributed much to the music world. All of them are no longer with us with the exception of John Williams.

February Birthdays


1 - Victor Hugo (Operetta composer)

2 - Jascha Heifetz (Russian/American violinist)

2 - Fritz Kreisler (Austrian violinist)

3 - Felix Mendelssohn (German composer)

7 -  Eubie Blake (American jazz pianist, and song writer)

8 - John Williams (American movie score composer, and conductor of the Boston Pops between 1980-1995)

11 - Rudolf Firkusny (Czech pianist)

18 - Andre Segovia (Spanish guitarist)

20 - Carl Czerny (American composer and pianist)

23 - George Frideric Handel (German/English composer)

24 - Rudolph Ganz (Swiss/American pianist)

25 - Enrico Caruso (Italian tenor)

26 - Lazar Berman (Russian Pianist)

29 - Gioacchino Rossini (Italian composer)



John Williams

John Williams at 82. American composer and conductor John Williams has scored more than 75 films, including Jaws, the Star Wars trilogy, E.T. and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It seemed appropriate to me in honoring Mr. Williams, especially at this time with the Winter Olympics. Listen to his Olympic Fanfare with free download.

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Learn To Play I Need You

Maranatha! Music
Maranatha! Music (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



I Need You was written by Rick Founds in 1989 and this arrangement was copyrighted in 1990 by Maranatha! Music. I've played the song many times in church. Are you familiar with the tune? It's written in the Key of D with a 4/4 time signature.

I don't know about you but I find myself dependent upon God and His strength many times throughout the day. Looking back over my life, I would say He has always been so faithful to me. He knows me so well, loves me and is so patient with me. I believe it is the same with you.



1. Key of C


  C     C/B                 Am
Lord, look upon my need
  Dm7           G7sus          G
I need You, I  need  You
  C               C/B               Am7   Am7/G
Lord, have mercy now on me
     Dm7      C#dim             Dm7      Gsus
Forgive me,    O    Lord, forgive me
  G                   C        2nd: G/B
And I will be clean
(repeat)

Am Dm7                    G                     C   G/B   Am
 O   Lord, You are familiar with my ways
                        D                      Gsus   G   E/G#
There is nothing hid from You
Am Dm7                           G                    C   C/B   Am
 O   Lord, You know the number of my days
                D                  Gsus   G
I want to live my life for You

  C              C/B                Am
Lord, have mercy now on me
     Dm7     C#dim             Dm7      Gsus
Forgive me,   O    Lord, forgive me
  G                   C
And I will be clean


2. Key of D


  D     D/C#                 Bm7  D/A
Lord, look upon my need
  Em7           A7sus          A7
I need You, I  need  You
  D               D/C#               Bm7   D/A
Lord, have mercy now on me
     Em7      D#dim7             Em7      Asus
Forgive me,    O    Lord, forgive me
  A7                 D        2nd: G/B
And I will be clean
(repeat)

Bm Em7                    A                     D   D/C#   Bm
 O   Lord, You are familiar with my ways
                    E7    A/E   E     Asus   A   
There is nothing hid from You
Bm Em7                           A                    D   D/C#   Bm
 O   Lord, You know the number of my days
                E7                  A   G/A  A
I want to live my life for You

  D              D/C#                Bm  D/A
Lord, have mercy now on me
     Em7     D#dim7             Em7      Asus
Forgive me,   O    Lord, forgive me
  A7                   D
And I will be clean

3. Chord Breakdown

DA/DF#   Lord,
C#A/DF# look upon my
DF#/AD   need
AF#/D      I
E/BDA     need You. I
A/DEA     need
A/C#E     You.
DA/DF#   Lord, have
C#A/DF# mercy now on
BF#/AD    me
AF#/D       For-
EB/DA      give me
D#A/F#C  O Lord, for-
EB/DA      give
E/BD         me
A/DE
A/C#G      and I will be
D/F#AD    clean
C#/F#A

B/F#B        O
E/DGB      Lord, You are fa-
A/EC#       miliar with my
D/F#A       ways
C#/E
B/DF#       There is
E/DG#B    nothing
E/C#EA    hid
E/BEG#    from
A/DEA      You
A/C#E

B/F#D       O
E/DGB      Lord, You know the
A/EC#      number of my
D/F#A      days
B/DF#      I want to
E/DG#B  live my life for
A/C#EA   You.
A/GBD
A/AC#E

DA/DF#    Lord, have
C#A/DF#  mercy now on
DF#/AD    me, For-
EB/DA      give me,
D#A/F#C  O Lord, for-
EB/DA       give
EB/BDG    me
A/DE
A/C#G       and I will be
D/F#AD     clean.

Another popular worship song by Rick Founds, I Love Your Grace...
You can find the chords, here.

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I hope you enjoy learning the song, I Need You.
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