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