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Once I Prayed (Helen McDowell*/Phil Keaggy)
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(Transcribed by Dave Kitabjian, dave&mary@netcarrier.com
 If you like this transcription or use it or have comments,
 I'd love to hear from you!)

Tuning: Standard, classical guitar
Capo:   None

Intro: 

    Em9
    |
E--------------------|-------------------|
B---------------3----|-------------------|
G-----------0/2---2--|--0---0---0--------|
D-------2/4----------|----4---2---0------|
A-----2--------------|--------------3\2--| (repeat)
E---0----------------|-------------------| 


Intro with fingering:

    Em9
    |
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
B---------------------------3(2)----|----------------------------|
G--------------------0/2(1)------2--|--0---0------0--------------|
D----------2(2)/4(4)----------------|----4---2(1)---0------------|
A-----2(1)--------------------------|-----------------3(3)\2(2)--| (repeat)
E---0-------------------------------|----------------------------|


 Em9                Em9
Once I prayed -- I knew not what I said --
  Em  D/F#    G      Am7     G/B     CM7     Am/D?
"Show me   myself, O Lord!". Alas, I did not dread
     Em      A                  D     D/F#   G
The hideous sight which now I shudder to   behold
          C#m7      F#7   Bm7    ?
Because I knew not self aright.



And I was led in answer to my prayer

As step by step to see my wretched heart laid bare

Then I prayed "Stay, Lord, I cannot bear the sight!"
                                        E7       AM7 - A6 - AM7 - A6
And pityingly His hand was stayed, His hand was stayed.


C - D/C - C - D/C 
GM7 - CM7 - Am7 - Bm7
Em9 x4


Now I pray -- I know the prayer is right --

"Show my Thyself, O Lord. Be to my soul the Bright

And Morning Star to shine upon the grave of self

And lead my heart from earth afar!" from earth afar.



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Notes:

*Lyrics by Helen McDowell from "The Continual Burnt Offering",
  H. A. Ironside, Loizeaux Bros, 1941.


       EADGBE
Am/D   xx0210
AM7    x06220
A6     x04220
D/C    x3x232
GM7    320032

For more on Phil Keaggy, go to - http://www.kitabjian.com/dave/

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