Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lead Me To The Cross

Lead Me To The CrossA worship song by Hillsong. Reminds me of Philippians 3:7-11, where Paul writes, "But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead."

What Christ did when he died on the cross for us, was to make us righteous before God, a righteousness that comes through faith, and not by the law. And knowing Christ - what his death means to us, what his resurrection implies, and what a relationship with Him entails - makes everything else pale into comparison. Paul calls it the "surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord". Do we really understand the gravity but yet freedom that the cross brings us? Thank you Jesus. Ever lead me onwards toward the cross.





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LEAD ME TO THE CROSS – Hillsong
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard
Intro:
       D/B Asus D/G    D/B Asus D/G
e|-------0---0---2-------0---0---2-------------------------------|
B|-------3---3---3-------3---3---3-------------------------------|
G|-------2---2---0-------2---2---0-------------------------------|
D|-----0-0---2---0-----0-0---2---0-------------------------------|
A|-0h2---2---0---0-0h2---2---0---0-------------------------------|
E|---------------3---------------3-------------------------------| 
Verse 1:
        D/B Asus D/G D  Asus  D/B Asus D/G D  Asus
e|-------0---0---2---2---0-----0---0---2---2---0-----------------|
B|-------3---3---3---3---3-----3---3---3---3---3-----------------|
G|-------2---2---0---2---2-----2---2---0---2---2-----------------|
D|-0-----0---2---0---0---2-0---0---2---0---0---2-----------------|
A|-0h2-2-2---0---0-------0-0h2-2---0---0-------0-----------------|
E|---------------3---------------------3-------------------------| 
Pre-Chorus:
  Em Asus D/B Asus D/G
e|-3---0---0---0---2---------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---------------------------------------------|
G|-0---2---2---2---0---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2---0---2---0---------------------------------------------|
A|-2---0---2---0---0---------------------------------------------|
E|-0---------------3---------------------------------------------| 
Chorus:
  D/G  D Asus D/G  D Asus D/B D/G  D  Asus Em D/G Asus
e|-2---2---0---2---2---0---0---2---2---0---3---2---0-------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-------------|
G|-0---2---2---0---2---2---2---0---2---2---0---0---2-------------|
D|-0---0---2---0---0---2---0---0---0---2---2---0---2-------------|
A|-0-------0---0-------0---2---0-------0---2---0---0-------------|
E|-3-----------3---------------3-----------0---3-----------------| 
Interlude:
  D/B Asus D/G D  Asus    D/B Asus D/G D  Asus
e|-0---0---2---2---0-------0---0---2---0---0---------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---------------------|
G|-2---2---0---2---2-------2---2---0---2---2---------------------|
D|-0---2---0---0---2-0-----0---2---0---0---2---------------------|
A|-2---0---0-------0-0h2-2-2---0---0-------0---------------------|
E|---------3-----------------------3-----------------------------| 
Verse 2
Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Pre-Bridge:
  D/B D/G
e|-0---2---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2---0---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0---0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---0---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----3---------------------------------------------------------| 
Bridge:
   D  D/G Asus D  D/G Asus D  D/G Asus D D/G Asus
e|-0---2---0---0---2---0---0---2---0---0--2---0------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--3---3------------------|
G|-2---0---2---2---0---2---2---0---2---2--0---2------------------|
D|-0---0---2---0---0---2---0---0---2---0--0---2------------------|
A|-----0---0-------0---0-------0---0------0---0------------------|
E|-----3-----------3-----------3----------3----------------------| 
Chorus 2x
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite the chord idea.

INTRO: Bm F#m7/A G Bm F#m7/A Em7

VERSE: Bm F#m7/A G Asus4 A

PRECHORUS: Em7 Asus4 A Bm A GMaj7

CHORUS: GMaj7 D A(3X) Em9 G A Bm

BRIDGE: D GMaj7 A

Anonymous said...

Man, thank you so much! I am 15 years old and have been playing for about 4 years now and I was asked to play this in my church just on acoustic. I was getting worried until I came here! God bless you! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Your videos and blogs are so helpful.

marie said...

hi. can you explain the interlude? where is the short or long strumming pattern used? and is there a transition in any of the chords in the middle of the strumming pattern? thank you.

Graham Choo said...

Hey marie, the instructional video will explain how to play the intro with the D/B (D D DU), A (D D DU), D/G (D D UDUDD DU).
Good news is I'm re-writing out the Lyrics And Chords to include the strumming patterns and what and where you should play them. Look out for it in the "Recently Added" section! :)

marie said...

thank you so much!!!

Witt said...

Thank you!

dday said...

Thanks so much for simple instructions. Did you ever get around to the lyrics and chords with the strumming patterns for Lead me to the Cross.

Graham Choo said...

Hey dday, I've done that for the song already. You can get the lyrics, chords, and strumming patterns in pdf version from the "Christian Music" page at http://grahamchoo.blogspot.com/2007/08/christian-music.html
Simply locate the song title and click on the pdf icon to download it :)
God bless.

Get a life said...

Just wanted to say thanks for doing this post and the youtube vid!

Anonymous said...

you are amazing thank you for these.

Michael said...

Great videos. BTW - The song is recorded in the key of D or the relative B-minor, not G as you mention at the start of the instructional video. The D/G chord can also be called a Gmaj7 (the IV chord in the key of D). It is also common to play this in the key of C, with the capo on the second fret. The intro/interlude lick using the A-minor chord sounds much closer to the Hillsong recording. Here is a helpful video for the Hillsong arrangement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4q7Jf5CUA

You make the song sound good with your arrangement and fingerings, but this sounds different than the original.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for everything you do with these videos! We recently had our worship pastor for church AND youth group leave, so I've been helping out as much as possible. These videos have been awesome. Unlike the last comment on this song, I don't care if it sounds exactly the same as the original - I'm not doing this as a performance... just trying to facilitate a time for people to worship God by singing :) Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

This is the best. Helped me a lot.

je said...

Thank you so much! May the Lord continue to bless you and the talent that you so wonderfully share with others.

Anonymous said...

Hey Daniel, just a question for my learning purposes! Why don't you play the chords Bm A G etc.. instead of a D chord with a B/A/G base note?

It does sound really nice, but i just wanna know why not the other way. (:

Graham Choo said...

Hey there, actually the D/B and Bm can be interchangeable for this instance. Usually we toggle between the 2 based on which is easier to play for the series of chords. Sometimes, it's a little hard to play the Bm chord, so we play the D/B instead. So it's probably a matter of convenience that we play the D/B chord instead of the Bm :)