This post covers how to play Jesus Never Fails by Arthur Luther on guitar. We’ll look at the guitar chords, sheet music for the melody including tabs, and also a finger-style guitar arrangement. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!
How to read the guitar chord charts
To clarify how to read the chord charts in the next section, the top horizontal line represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string. The vertical lines separate each fret. The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand.
For example, on the D Major chord, you use the:
- 2nd finger on the 1st string, 2nd fret
- 3rd finger on the 2nd string, 3rd fret
- 1st finger on the 3rd string, 2nd fret
- Circles represent open strings
- X means to avoid the string
You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.
Jesus Never Fails chords
The chords you can use for this song are D Major, A 7, E minor 7, E 7, D/F#, G Major, G# diminished 7, D/A and B 7. You can click on the chords with links to learn different ways of playing that chord.
Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.
Here are some other resources on chords:
- Master the basic chords on guitar
- 6 tips to get better at switching between chords on guitar
- How to play the essential 7th chords on guitar
- How to play chord inversions on guitar
- How to play diminished chords on guitar
Jesus Never Fails guitar tabs and chords
This section shows you the melody of the song with guitar tabs and the chords written above the staff. Keep in mind that the melody and chords are meant to be played as separate parts. We’ll look at how to connect these parts later in the arrangement section of this post.
You can refer to this simple guide to understanding music symbols if needed.
By the way, you can get all the PDF’s of this post below.
You can also learn a finger-style guitar arrangement of this song after the lyrics below.
Jesus Never Fails lyrics
Earthly friends may prove untrue,
Doubts and fears assail;
One still loves and cares for you:
Jesus never fails.
Jesus never fails,
Jesus never fails;
Heav’n and earth may pass away,
But Jesus never fails.
Though the sky be dark and drear,
Fierce and strong the gale,
Just remember He is near,
And He will not fail. (Refrain)
In life’s dark and bitter hour
Love will still prevail;
Trust His everlasting pow’r,
Jesus will not fail. (Refrain)
Jesus Never Fails guitar arrangement
In this section, we are essentially connecting the melody and chords together using a finger-style method of playing. The numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand.
Some of the chords in this guitar arrangement have been slightly modified such adding suspended chords.
If you like this style of playing, you can check out this post to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.
Check out all of the song PDF’s or search for a specific song below.
Want to learn more songs? Check out the sheet music with guitar tabs resource on this site.
All the best,
JG Music Lessons