Brighter

By Matt McChlery


Key: C Maj
BPM: 0
Arrangement: V1, Pre-Ch, V2, Pre-Ch, Ch x2, Pre-Ch, Ch x2

VERSE 1
The earth shakes, and oceans roar
At the sound of your voice
At the sound of your voice
Nations tremble, and mountains bow
At the sound of your voice
At the sound of your voice


PRE-CHROUS

For you alone are God
And greatly to be praised
For you alone are God
And greatly to be praised


VERSE 2

Sickness withers, and darkness hides
At the sound of your name
At the sound of your name
Chains are broken, and fear flees
At the sound of your name
At the sound of your name


CHORUS

Brighter than a thousand suns, Jesus
Safer than my hiding place, Jesus
Bigger than my deepest need
Stronger than my deepest fear
Holy One it’s You we need
Jesus!  Jesus!

© Copyright 2017 Matt McChlery


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The story behind the song

When meditating upon Psalm 46 the main elements of the song came together. I was also experimenting with various lyrics for the chorus and after several re-writes this is what I came up with.

This song is a deep heart-cry acknowledging the sovereignty and power of God over every situation. Written shortly before I was diagnosed with cancer, the truths in this song helped me to keep my faith focused on Jesus in amidst the storm.