This pattern is taken from the UK Vineyard original album ‘Come Now is the Time’. This is a very common syncopated rhythm that comes up a lot in worship songs. If it seems complicated on the page, break it down and count it through very slowly. Keep your hand moving as you strum and only build up the speed once you’ve got the groove nailed.
I’ve listed this in a box format that shows the song over a single bar in a 16th note format. So the key is to count 1 E & A, 2 E & A, 3 E & A, 4 E & A over the song and crucially KEEP YOUR HAND MOVING at all times. Naturally your hand should strum down on the numbers or beats (1234), the &’s and then the up beats should always link to the E’s and A’s. If you find this difficult to work through on paper then I’d recommend either our Song Learner series DVDs or Intermediate Acoustic DVDs as its much easier to see it on video than in an article.