Spirit of Life

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 13:30

By Carolyn McDade
Autoharp arrangement by Ben Stallings

For some reason when I play this ordinarily sedate hymn as an instrumental, I like to use a sort of calypso rhythm. Don't ask me why. Click through for a recording.

chords: G - D   G  C - - - D -  C  D  G - - -
melody: B4  A   B  C       A    G3 A4 B
lyrics: Spi-rit of life,   come un-to me.

Em - Bm Em Am - - (Gm) Am  D - (-)    -  C  C - G -
G3   F# G  A4      B   C   A    A     D  C  C   B
Sing in my heart   all the stir-rings of compas-sion.

G -  -  D   C - - - D -  C  D   Bm - - -
D    G  F#  E       F#   G  A5  D4
Blow in the wind,   rise in the sea,

Em - -  -   Am - - (Em) Am   D - (-)  -     C  C - - -
B    E  B   C       B   C    A    A   D     C  C   B
Move in the hand,   gi- ving life the shape of jus-tice.

G -   -    D  C - - - D -   C   D  Bm - - -
D     G    F# E       F#    G   A5 D4
Roots hold me close,  wings set me free.

Em - -   -  Am - - (Em)  Am D - - - (-) G - - - 
B    E   B  C       B    C  A   D    A  B
Spi- rit of life,   come to me, come to me.

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