Lagu Sion for Guitar Players

I remember a few years ago when I started playing guitar. I did what most new guitar learner do, I bought the popular Pop songs chord book and tried to play some of the songs. It was good, it taught me to practice guitar chords in fun way.

Then, I thought, why there is no chord book for the songs that we Seventh-Day Adventist always sing every Sabbath?

So I decided to write down all chords for the whole Lagu Sion (SDA Hymnal in Bahasa Indonesia). I didn’t able to find the chords for all the song because there are few songs that I really don’t know how they sound.

One time, there was a young boy in my church who saw my Lagu Sion that was full of chord scratches and he said he wanted to borrow it. He photocopied the whole Lagu Sion and enlarge it. I then encouraged him to play guitar with the pianist in the church every Sabbath. At first, he was hesitant because he was shy. But I kept pushing him, telling him that he just need to play the chords from the Lagu Sion anyway, most of the songs are already covered. He agreed and now I think he is a better guitar player than I am.

This experience inspired me to publish the chords here in my blog, hoping that there are many guitarist, new and experienced, old and young, who will be benefited from it. If you find that the chords are inaccurate, you can tell me and probably give me the correct chords as well, and I will fix it immediately.

UPDATE (Jan 8, 2012): The Google Docs version is available here.

*if a song is not clickable, it means I haven’t have the chords yet

Lagu Sion

1. DI HADAPAN HADIRAT HU
2. KEPADA ALLAH BRI PUJI
3. TUHAN ADA DALAM KAABAH
4. SEMBAHLAH ALLAH YANG MAHA MULIA
5. SEMBAHLAH ALLAH

6. PIMPIN AKU YA GEMBALA
7. PERHUBUNGAN KITA
8. YA YESUS, YANG AKU KASIH
9. MARI MAHARAJA
10. KAMI DATANG PADAMU

11. ANGKAT DIA HINGGA NYATA
12. KAMI SEMBAH SUJUD ALLAH
13. TEGUHLAH ALASAN
14. JIKA KIRANYA LIDAHKU
15. YA ALLAH KOTA YANG TEGUH

16. SUKALAH KITA CRITAKAN
17. TUHAN SLALU PIMPIN AKU
18. TEGUHLAH ALASAN
19. JIKA KIRANYA LIDAHKU
20. YA ALLAH KOTA YANG TEGUH

21. SUCI, SUCI, SUCI
22. BANGUN, JIWAKU DAN SEDIA
23. BETAPA INDAH RUMAH-MU
24. IMAN ORANG SALEH KEKAL
25. JIKA KU KENANGKAN TUHAN

26. KAMI MAU LIHAT YESUS JURUSELAMAT
27. SEMBAH SUJUDLAH UMAT-NYA
28. HATI YESUS PENUH
29. BRIKANLAH, YA TUHAN
30. RAJA KEKAL, PIMPINLAH

31. KASIH SURGA YANG TERINDAH
32. SEPERTI BAPA KASIH ANAK-NYA
33. HAI PUJILAH NAMA YESUS
34. KU PUJI TUHAN YANG JADIKAN
35. ADA TEMPAT DIAM TEDUH

36. TUNTUN AKU AGAR KAKIKU, TUHAN
37. APABILA DAMAI PERJALANANKU
38. TUHAN, PIMPINLAH AKU
39. LEBIH BESAR DARI KASIH IBU
40. TIADA LAIN PELINDUNG SPERTI YESUS

…. (to be updated)

Author: Trijito Santoso

I’m Trijito Santoso, a Seventh-Day Adventist, a medical technology and computer science graduate, and a software developer. The reason why I shifted from medical technology to computer science is because I love to create things (design, software, articles, anything), and being a software developer allows me to create things everyday. I graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, with a degree Master of Science in Computer Science. My resume is available on my LinkedIn.

4 thoughts on “Lagu Sion for Guitar Players”

    1. @Jo, thank you!
      Yeah, I was busy and left the book with all the chords in Indonesia, and since no one wrote a comment I thought no one finds it useful.
      I’m hoping to get the book soon and post the rest of the songs. 🙂

  1. Just found out this morning how great and helpful is what you’ve done. Sometimes when the pianist not coming or coming late we just have a guitar with us to begin the sermon at the Church. With this now we can have the right tone to start the song and the right chords for the harmony. Before it is sometimes to low or to high and a little bit jazzy ….. 🙂

    Can’t wait for the complete posting for more songs with the chord.

    God bless you on you great project….

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