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Words and music: Charles A.Tindley (1856-1933)
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Stand by Me

         E
When the storms of life are raging
A        E
Stand by me;

When the storms of life are raging

Stand by me;

When the world is tossing me
                 G#7  C#m
Like a ship upon the sea,
         E
Thou who rulest wind and water 
B7       E
Stand by me.


In the midst of tribulation
Stand by me;
In the midst of tribulation
Stand by me.
When the hosts of sin assail,
And my strength begins to fail,
Thou who never lost a battle
Stand by me.


In the midst of faults and failures
Stand by me;
In the midst of faults and failures
Stand by me;
When Iíve done the best I can,
And my friends misunderstand,
Thou who knowest all about me
Stand by me.


When Iím growing old and feeble
Stand by me;
When Iím growing old and feeble
Stand by me;
When my life becomes a burden,
And Iím nearing chilly Jordan,
O Thou Lily of the Valley
Stand by me.


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