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Once I Prayed  Phil Keaggy

Once I Prayed (Helen McDowell*/Phil Keaggy)
(Transcribed by Dave Kitabjian, dave&
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Tuning: Standard, classical guitar
Capo: None
 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:
 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------------------------------- ---------------------------- 

O[Em9]nce I prayed -- I k[Em9]new not what I said --
Em D/F# G Am7 G/B CM7 Am/D?
"Show me myself, O Lord!". Alas, I did not dread
The h[Em]ideous s[A]ight which now I sh[D]udder [D/F#]to be[G]hold
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!"
And pityingly His hand was stayed, His h[E7]and was s[AM7]taye[-]d.[A6] [-] [AM7] [-] [A6]
[C] [-] [D/C] [-] [C] [-] [D/C]  
[GM7]Em9 [-]x4[CM7] [-] [Am7] [-] [Bm7]
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.

*Lyrics by Helen McDowell from "The Continual Burnt Offering",
H. A. Ironside, Loizeaux Bros, 1941.
Am/D [EADGBE]xx0210
AM7 x06220
A6 x04220
D/C x3x232
GM7 320032
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A A6 Am7 Am7 Bm7 C Cm7 D D/C D/F# E7 Em Em9 G Gm7
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