A Greater Song

Written by: Paul Baloche, Matt Redman

For chords, lyrics and sheet music scroll down

Language:

Version:

Join or login to buy:


Original Key: G


Verse 1:
D/F♯            G         C2
    Who could imagine a melody 
D/F♯            G             C2
True enough to tell of Your mercy?
D/F♯            G         C2
    Who could imagine a harmony 
D/F♯            G                 C2
Sweet enough to tell of Your love?
Bridge:
            Em7                    D/F♯
I see the heavens proclaiming You day after day, 
         G                         C2
And I know in my heart that there must be a way 
Chorus:
              G       D/F♯ 
To sing a greater song, 
     Em7                          Cmaj7
A greater song to You on the earth;
              G        D/F♯
To sing a greater song, 
     Em7                          Cmaj7
A greater song to You on the earth.
Verse 2: 
Who could imagine a symphony
Grand enough to tell of Your glory?
Our highest praise but a feeble breath,
A whisper of Your thunderous worth.
G           D/F♯
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher, 
Em7         Cmaj7
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher.  [repeat 4 times]
Cmaj7
    Higher,     higher.
G           D/F♯
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher, 
F           Cmaj7
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher. [3 times]
A           E/G♯
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher, 
F♯m7        Dmaj7                      A
Hallelujah, we wanna lift You higher. [Repeat]

The story behind the song (by Matt Redman):

"One of my main passions in song writing is to somehow paint a bigger picture of God in worship. No symphony could fully convey his glory, yet we must spur each other on to aim higher. The most amazing songs and sounds found on this earth should be in response to the glory of God in worship. That heart-cry is what this song is all about.
I wrote this song with Paul Baloche - the day after we'd both been to a songwriters' gathering here in the UK. We'd both been stirred up during that time to write a song around this kind of theme, and were excited to see this song flowing out so soon after."

WHO COULD IMAGINE A MELODY
True enough to tell of Your mercy
Who could imagine a harmony
Sweet enough to tell of Your love
I see the heavens proclaiming You day after day
And I know in my heart that there must be a way

To sing a greater song
A greater song to You on the earth
To sing a greater song
A greater song to You on the earth

Who could imagine a symphony
Grand enough to tell of Your glory
Our highest praise but a feeble breath
A whisper of Your thunderous worth
I see the heavens proclaiming You day after day
And I know in my heart that there must be a way

Hallelujah
We want to lift You higher

Matt Redman & Paul Baloche


Copyright © 2006 Integrity's Hosanna! Music\Thankyou Music\Sovereign Music UK


Related blog posts

Free Song of the Week: "Your Name (Christmas Version)" by Paul Baloche

His name is a strong and mighty tower, and He has come to save us! 

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - I Will Worship You

"In good times or bad, give us grace to reach out to You...." In this devotional, Paul Baloche shares the heart behind the song, "I Will Worship You."

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - We Turn To You Jesus

"We come to You now, the best we know how…" In this short devotional, Paul shares his heart's cry behind the song, "We Come to You Jesus."

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Once For All

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice once for all. Paul reads a short passage from Hebrews and shares how those verses inspired the song "Once For All" from his new album "Your Mercy." 

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Your Mercy

We all have a testiomony. In those testimonies God reveals himself in many ways. He shows grace, patience and an abundance of mercy. "Your Mercy" was inspired by the testiomines of many people, and how God is still faithful and true.

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Found In You

No matter what this world give us, it will never compare to Christ has given us. Compared to knowing Him, compared to pursuing Him, compared to being Found in Him, we count all things lost. Paul reads a short passage from Philippines and shares the heart behind the song Found In You.

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Peace On Earth

Paul Baloche's new album, "Your Mercy," released October 7th with spirit breathed congregational prayers, one of those being "Peace On Earth."

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Psalm 92

Paul Baloche's new album, "Your Mercy," released October 7th with rich, scripture filled songs. One of those songs is titles "Psalm 92". In this devotional, Paul talks about how Psalms were written for us to sing. "Psalm means songs."

Why We Need to Learn Not to Project

Sometimes I wonder whether twitter’s becoming a bit of a toxic dumping ground. For every controversial news story that strikes there’s a twitter storm raging. Express a strong emotion and, whatever side you’re on, immediately there’s an explosion waiting to...

Five Tips for Leading Worship When Tragedy Strikes

These days it seems like every other week there’s a breaking news crisis that sends shocking images to the front pages, spreads fear like a virus and gives us all pause for thought. So what do you do when tragedy...

Putting Christ Back Into Carols

Every November it was always the same; take down the Christmas file and pull out the classic Christmas carols. And every year I experienced the same mixed emotions… On one hand it was always good to be reacquainted with these songs....

Can We Bring A Better Christmas Offering?

I’ve often found Christmas a challenge. But not for the usual reasons. For me, one of the biggest struggles has been played out at church, in worship. We have such a rich heritage of Christmas-themed songs, yet so many of...

Bring On The Christmas Carols

I’ve often found Christmas a challenge. But not for the usual reasons. For me, one of the biggest struggles has been played out at church, in worship.....

Paul Baloche Interviews Kathryn Scott: Honest Answers for Worship Leaders

*Paul:* So, Kathryn, what do you know now that you didn’t know when you started?  *Kathryn:* When I started out I hated the way I played piano—I always figured I’d only get to keep leading worship until I was found out...

You Know These Songs, But Did You Know How They Were Born?

Tim Hughes: Here I Am To Worship Tim says, “I was playing around with my guitar when the verse just came out.” But the chorus eluded him. Nine months passed before he patched it together with another strong melody idea and...

A Short Course in Lyrical Photography, by Paul Baloche and Jimmy & Carol Owens

Fancy going a little deeper into the idea of lyrical imagery? Consider these tips on how to paint better pictures with your words.  •Snapshots. You, the lyricist, are going to show us your “snapshots.” Snapshot lyrics are lyrics we can see....

Twelve Keys to Unlocking Writer’s Block

We all have times when music flows freely. And we all have times when “the heavens are as brass” and we just can’t seem to break through spiritually. Or maybe we’re in a rut where all our songs are beginning...

Worship in Times of Sorrow

Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective. The book of Ecclesiastes says, “It is better to go to...

Beware of the Stage

Within our American Idol/Rock Star culture, often the goal is all about having–and keeping–the spotlight. As Christians, we belong to a least-is-the-greatest kingdom that pronounces the exact opposite, and yet worship leaders must regularly wrestle with the dynamics of being...

Walkdowns

Walkdowns describe the bass movement in a song, creating interest and emotion. A “one chord” with the root in the bass makes the listener feel “at home”. But a “one chord” with the third or the fifth in the bass...

Can We Bring A Better Christmas Offering?

I’ve often found Christmas a challenge. But not for the usual reasons. For me, one of the biggest struggles has been played out at church, in worship. We have such a rich heritage of Christmas-themed songs, yet so many of...

"It's Time to Take Back The Beach" Paul Baloche on a challenge facing us all

  I had been in Holland and decided to take some time off at the end of the conference. My wife and I headed south and watched as the flat countryside of Belgium and northern France passed us by. We were...

Help