Dienstag, 18. November 2008

"Our Father", The Lord's Prayer

 I used to attend the Santa Monica Church in Los Angeles and heard a version of Our Lord's Prayer that had this basic melody and chords at the beginning. It enchanted me.   I can't find a recording of it anywhere. So I've sketched out here what I remember, with some of my own embellishments  up until "And forgive us our trespasses" at which point I'm freestyling with my own chords and interpretation. But I think it makes a nice melodic-mnemonic for learning the Our Father.  (My apologies to the original composers of the melody and chords.)

                (G)                                             (Em)                
2.1 "Our Father,  ( "Our Father)  who art in Heaven" ( who art in Heaven")
           (C)      (Am)       (F)    (D7)
2.2 "Hallowed be thy Name" 

2.3 "Thy kingdom come" (Thy kingdom come)

              (Em)                                         (C)           (Cm) (D7)  (G)
2.4 "Thy will be done, (Thy will be done)on earth as it is in heaven"

          (Gmaj7)                                                                      (Em7)
2.5 "Give us this day our daily bread" (Give us this day our daily bread)

                (C)                     (D)                       
2.6 "And forgive us our trespasses,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 
 (Bm)                                (Em)                     (F)  (D7)
as we forgive those  that trespass.....     against us"........
               (G)                                               (Em)
2.7 "And lead us not (and lead us not)  into temptation"
 2.8 "But deliver us from evil" (Lord deliver us from evil),,,

2.9 "For thine is the kingdom, (For thine is the kingdom) 
              (C)               (Cm)  
and the power, and the glory,
        (Am)    (D7)   (Eb)     (Cm/F) (G)
for ever and ever. Amen "

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