Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) – Melody and arrangement guitar tabs

Last updated on February 8th, 2024


This post covers the guitar sheet music with tabs for an abbreviated version of the song “Messiah HWV 56” by George Frideric Handel, also known as the Hallelujah Chorus.

If needed, check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols. You can get the PDFs of this song below.


Messiah Hallelujah chorus melody with tabs 1
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Hallelujah Chorus lyrics

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The kingdom of this world is become
the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ, 
and of His Christ;
And He shall reign for ever and ever,
King of kings, and Lord of lords.
King of kings, and Lord of lords.
King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
and Lord of lords,
and He shall reign, 
and He shall reign for ever and ever,
for ever and ever,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
And He shall reign for ever and ever, for ever and ever.
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
And He shall reign for ever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah!

Reference: Hallelujah Chorus. Hymnary.org

Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) – guitar arrangement

In this section, we cover a fingerpicking arrangement of the song. If needed, check out this post to learn how to finger pick on guitar.

The numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand.

This arrangement has a drop D tuning, meaning you lower the 6th string to a D note instead of an E.


Hallelujah Chorus Messiah finger style guitar arrangement 1
Hallelujah Chorus Messiah finger style guitar arrangement 2
Hallelujah Chorus Messiah finger style guitar arrangement 3
Hallelujah Chorus Messiah finger style guitar arrangement 4
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JG Music Lessons

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