I love this song, partly because it is so easy to play that it just seems to come naturally. This version is good for beginners. Only standard chords are used, except that G is fretted: 32003x, to bring out the melody. It's not a great change from the standard G. I like to use the full-barre F, but it's not necessary; the four-string F will also work. There are no hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, tremolos, or harmonics, just simple, standard guitar picking. But it still sounds good. The two-note chords are called pinches, and are always played with the thumb and middle finger of the right hand. They are necessary for the changing emphasis that gives the piece its slightly syncopated rhythm.
In this song, I have departed from my practice of following the layout as printed in Hymns. It's definitely in public domain, so the included lyrics can help even a neophyte keep his or her place. By adding one measure per line, I was able to keep the whole song on a single page. This makes it easier to use the print-out when practicing.
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