7 Lively Hymns for Ukulele & Native American Style Flute.
With fond memories of singing Easter hymns, I have compiled 7 lively hymns for two instruments: the ukulele and the Native American style flute.
The songs are written out using tab, as many of you have told me you can then play the songs immediately when the finger placements are given to you for the flute. I’m all about playing your flute often!
As well, the ukulele chords are fairly standard ones with maybe Dm being the most difficult if you are new to ukulele.
If you have downloaded any of the tabs I have written previously in the Christmas Book or from Gospel Ukulele, then this book is in the same style.
It’s a 17 page pdf of “Easter Hymns and Songs for Spring” for your ukulele and Native American style flute.
- I Sing the Mighty Power of God
- Jesus Christ is Risen Today (version 1)
- Jesus Christ is Risen Today (version 2)
- He Lives
- Come Christians Join to Sing
- Fairest Lord Jesus
- Lily of the Valley
Easter hymns are bursts of joyfulness and uplifting progressions of chords. Of course, that is because of their topic. As a child, I always remember my amazement at the sound of the whole church singing. More than a thousand uplifted voices singing with a well-played organ. Pauline, the organist, just knew when to lean on those deep notes. It would send shivers up your spine.
Play mightily for this Easter.
One Easter Sunday
One recurring image of Easter for me is that of a 5-year old little girl in a purple dress that had a white eyelet apron on top of what seemed like mauve satin. The dress matched the little, white, wide-brimmed hat.
The bottom of the dress was wide-brimmed also, in the sense that it was held out by a crinoline. Bet you haven’t seen that word ever, or for a long time. Crinoline.
The hat was encircled with a wide mauve ribbon and its ribbons ran over the rim of the hat and hung down to the very spot where they could tickle the girl’s neck. The outfit caused bursts of scratching as a result of the tickling ribbons and the very itchy crinoline.
The final detail, and perhaps the most important, is that the hat was held on by an elastic string to keep it from slipping off the girl’s head. The elastic had its own itch that bit into the girl’s chin. Her final triumph, one Easter Sunday, was to chew through the tough, bitter-tasting elastic.
In the final minutes of the hour-long service, the hat sprang free of her head and onto the floor behind the pew. Within seconds it was retrieved and handed to the mother.
This did not diminish the little girl’s success. She would not have to wear the hat after the service! She was freed from the chafing elastic that would burn her chin each time her parents’ friends would pat her on the head and say hello.