Water To Wine (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, Taya Smith
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 86 beats per minutes
Key: G
Details: The song tells about a transformation. From simple form into something awesome of its kind. I remember this kind of miracle Jesus shown when He attended a wedding in Cana. That was the first time He shown a miracle turning water into wine.

About the song, it has a slower tempo compare to other song from the album. I can also say that this song marked in my mind a lot. Because I’m fan mellow music when it comes to Christian genre as well as the lyrics talking about transformation.

The song is in key of G which makes it easier for everyone to play the song as well as memorizing the chords. In case that you need an easy yet powerful worship, this song is perfect to play.

Intro
G-Em-D-C
Verse 1
G
Everlasting
                        Em
So infinite in wildest love
                                          D
My soul thirsts for the things above
                                  C
Turn this water into wine

Verse 2
G
Blood and water
                                   Em
The mercy flowing from Your side
                              D
A river made of endless light
                                             C
When my heart was running dry

Chorus 1
         C
So I’ll stay
                   Em
Stay in Your love
     G                                      C
As long as life within me I’ll remain
                         G
In who You are Lord

Verse 3
G
Take this wineskin
                                     Em
My spirit bursts for something new
                                           D
There’s nothing I want more than You
                                         C
‘Cause only You can satisfy

Chorus 2
         C
So I’ll stay
                   Em
I’ll stay in Your love
      G                                       C
As long as life within me I’ll remain
                      G
In who You are Lord
        C
So I’ll stay
                       Em
Stay in Your love
                           G
In the vintage of Your heart
                                          D
Lord only You could satisfy me
         C
So I’ll stay
                        Em
Fixed within Your life
                         G
A branch within Your vine
                                        D
Apart from You Lord, I’ve got nothing
         C
So I’ll stay
                                Am
I will stay within Your hold
                                            G
I know You’ll never let me go
                            D
And my soul it runs with mercy

         C
So I’ll stay
                Am
Stay in Your love
                           G
I’ll stay where You are
                          D
As long as life remains
         C
So I’ll stay

Stay with You
                                  Am
I’ll never walk away
                       G
I’ll never be the same
                              D
Turn this water into wine

Post-Chorus
                      C
I know You love me Lord
                      Am
I know You love me Lord
                      C
I know You love me Lord
                      Am                    -C
I know You love me Lord

                                       Am
Let Your Spirit transform my soul
                     C
Your Spirit awakens me
                     Am
Your Spirit sets me free
               C
And for all I’m yet to know

                         Am
I know You’ll never let me go
                     C
I know You love me
                      Am
I know You love me so
                        C
I know what love means
               G
It’s who You are

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Rain / Reign (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston and Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 140 beats per minutes
Key: C
Details: God is making everything beautiful. If we are going to think about it for a while, we can realize how God recreating us if we just allow him to work with our lives. Some of us say that this is cruel world, that there is no hope for us. There are wars, famine, disorder, pain, hate, everything that will makes us question, where is God but can we thin again what God is doing for us. He sent His only Son not only to save us but to make us totally new by following His will.

In recreating us, it is not always in triumph. There are times that we need to experience failures and rain but at the end of the day there is always reign. Maybe in this life or next life. God will prevail.

Intro
C-F-G-F x2

Verse 1
C
Everything starts in You
F
Made to be beautiful
G
Nothing could tear Your heart
                                     F
From the covenant You made for love

Verse 2
C
Everything moves in time
F
Played into Your design
G
Nothing could tear Your heart
                                               F
From the world You died to save

Chorus 1
                       C
You fall like rain
                           F
In fire and thunder
                             G
The mountains melt
                        Am
Like wax before You

Verse 3
C
Everything finds its place
F
Folding beneath Your ways
G
Nothing could stand against
                             F
Your resurrected Name

Chorus 2
                      C
You fall like rain
                      F
In fire and thunder
                            G
The mountains melt
                       Am
Like wax before You
                           C
Your kingdom reigns
                                   G
In everlasting grace and wonder
                                 F
Your love making all things new
                                 C                                G
Your love making everything beautiful

Bridge
       Am
My God
               C
Making all things new
F                                                                      Am
Everything turning from ruin to life in You
               C
Making all things new
F                                                                           C
Everything turning to something so beautiful
                                                 Am
Your goodness, Your mercy
                         F                                  C
Your promise crashing down like rain
                         G                    Am
Your kingdom, Your glory
                           F                              C
Your presence breaking out like rain

*Repeat Chorus 2

Verse 4
C
Everything ends in praise
F
Shining in Your embrace
G
Nothing could tear Your heart
                                           F
From the promise that remains

*Repeat Chorus 2

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Life (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Michael Chislett and Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 67 beats per minutes
Key: D
Details: Have you ever questioned yourself of what your life’s purpose? I remember when I was in college, I told my professor that my life has no purpose at all. All think is to become happy and live my life to the fullest but I didn’t it clearly as everything I wanted in my life is impossible for me to achieve.

Then my professor gave me share me a book, A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. And I admit it that those time, it was pointless for me. It only talks about God and my purpose is to surrender myself to Him. How can a man be happy surrendering his own will to God. It was pointless.

But I do believe that our lives have purpose. Until I realized that the purpose is far away from the things I ever wanted. There are some people saying that they are living without a purpose even they have everything that most people want like money and fame. And it is unfortunate for somebody to live their lives for the things in this earth.

So I went back to a Purpose Driven Life. I joined Christian community, knowing God and Jesus and I realized that it is not really boring actually. Even today, I’m working on this website, I can say that this is the best job I can do in my life. There is nothing more satisfying than to do the purpose of God had given me.

About the song, it tells the same declaration of living our lives in God’s purpose. Continue reading Life (Hillsong)

Not Today (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston and Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 91 beats per minutes
Key: A
Details: In some point of our lives fear is going in. It is not about how brave you are or how secure you are in life. Fear comes in different circumstances and the fact that this circumstances will find our weak spot. There are lot lot of things to fear of. That is what I’m telling about to myself every time I get fear.

I remember I’m afraid of losing someone, until I think of war or even catastrophe. It is fact that there are lots of things to be afraid of but what matter is what God can do to us. As Christian we believe that God is protecting us so how faithless for us to be feared and doubt God’s power.

The song also speaks the same topic of being not afraid because love of God is with us. If He sent His Son to save us, He will do it again a thousand or million more so there is nothing to be afraid of. Continue reading Not Today (Hillsong)

Shape Of Your Heart (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston and Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 170 beats per minutes
Key: G
Details: I can say that the song is easy to play being in key of G. On first verse, Hillsong play it in G sustain using keyboard’s string effects. In case that you are going to play it solo in acoustic guitar you can play the same chords as verse 2.

Also there are tricky parts in changing chords on every line in Em-D / Am-G and so on. The best way to keep the timing is to listen to the song carefully and see how they are going to change the chord in this part. That is what I did in recognizing the chord for this song.

Verse 1
G (sustain in G as keyboard do this part)
There’s a light hanging over me

There’s a beam running way down

Turning sorrow to ecstasy

As the dust comes to life

Pre-Chorus
              Am                   G        Em-D
See the shape of Your heart
                     D         C            Am-G
Where the margins collide
                  Am                G             Em    D
There’s a life hanging over me, over me
                        D                           C        Am-G
Where Your love crossed the lines

Chorus
 Am            G                     Em        D
You run   deep like the wildest heavens
 D             C                     Am       G
You run deep like the wild in me

Verse 2
                  Am                 G              Em-D
There’s a love hanging over me
                                            C           Am-G
There’s a beam running way out
            Am              G            Em-D
In the shadow of mystery
                    D                   C       Am-G
Where my soul comes alive

*Repeat Pre-chorus

Chorus 2
 Am            G                     Em        D
You run   deep like the wildest heavens
 D             C                     Am       G
You run deep like the wild in me
Am             G                      Em        D
You run   wide like the four horizons
D             C                          Am     G
You run wide enough to cover me

Post-Chorus
            Em          D        C-Am
How I love You Jesus
Am                G
I will worship You
           Em                 D       C-Am
I will worship You Jesus
G                              Am     G
Higher than anything I   see
Em                     D
More than the air I breathe
D                C
I need You
                 Am                   G
I see the shape of Your heart

*Repeat Pre-chorus
*Repeat Chorus 2 x2

Verse 3
                  Am                   G            Em-D
There’s a cross hanging over me
                 D                     C                Am-G
There’s a fire burning inside out
             Am                                 G  Em-D
As the word comes to life in me
                                      C        Am-G
In the shape of Your heart

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Greatest Of These (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 59 beats per minutes
Key: E
Details: This is my favorite song from the album. I really like the melody together with the message of the song. It is based from John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” 

It is clearly that Jesus did it all for love – a greater love. Have you ever questioned why God let it happened to Jesus. If He can save the world in an instant. If He can do everything He please without sacrificing His only Son. But that is not the way He can show love. Love needs a sacrifice, a sacrifice of most important thing  for a person – his life.

In my tough days, I also thought of why I should do this, why I need to sacrifice a lot for this life. I can live my life the way I want to be. There is no more of don’t do this or do that. Sometimes I felt of giving up but because of Love I still have a courage to continue. I get tired, but I know Jesus did better than anything I did.

Intro
E

Verse 1
              E                  B
I could chase after greatness
              F#m           C#m
First to fall on my knees
                E
Lose myself to be found
              G#m          A
Where You want me
              E               B
I could do all the right things
                F#m                   C#m
Sing the words till they bleed
          E
But I know it’s just noise
       G#m    E       B
If I don’t    have love

Chorus
                  C#m           A
So I won’t waste my breath
                        E
If it’s not for love
             C#m         A
I don’t have the heart
                        E
If it’s not for love
                       C#m     A
Don’t let me say it’s faith
                     E
If it counts no cost
                               C#m      A
‘Cause there’s no fear in love
                          E
But there is a cross

Verse 2
              E                        B
I could speak like the angels
           F#m                 C#m
Prophesy knowing all
                 E
I could live with the faith
      G#m                     A
To move mountains
                        E                B
And should I die like a martyr
                F#m                 C#m
Give my wealth to the poor
                 A                          E
It would all scream loud-nothing
       G#m    E          B
If I don’t    have    love

*Repeat Chours

Bridge
      E                  B
Be patient, be kind
                F#m       C#m
Hold no envy or pride
             A
Be the first to come last
       G#m        A
For another
            E                          B
Never forced, slow to anger
           F#m                      C#m
Trust without keeping score
               A                  E
Long to suffer with truth
          G#m   A          B
Love will     never die

Outro
                  C#m      A
Love will never    die
                          E
But there is a cross

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Glimmer In The Dust (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Aodhan King & Benjamin Hastings
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 125 beats per minutes
Key: B
Intro
B

Verse 1
G#m
I was lost in a moment
E                       B
A glimmer in time
G#m
Like a child chasing shadows
E                         B
My back to the light
G#m
I was lost in a fog till
E                          B
You caught my eye
G#m                                             E
Through the smoke and the mirrors
                          B
A glimmer of life

Chorus
   E
I know there’s a place I belong
G#m
Where I’ll see the fullness of love
F#
A child face to face with my God lost in
          E                                            G#m
Your awesome wonder While I wait

I will not be afraid
       B
My faith will remain all the same
       F#
My hope in the things not yet seen
                        E                               B
Found in the greatest of these

Verse 2
G#m
I found love in a moment
E                      B
Exploding in light
G#m
At the cross where the curtains
           E                            B
Were ripped from my eyes
G#m
I found heaven in pieces
      E                     B
In glimmer and dust
G#m
Broken glass in reflection
             E                       B
Till we shine like the sun

*Repeat Chorus

Bridge 1
                              B
I know that You love me I know that
       F#                                         G#m
You love me Your love never fails
                              E    
Your love never fails

Bridge 2
              B                       
When all’s said and done

All that matters is love
           F#
So let love take over
G#m
Not just in part

But in all that You are
                 E
Let Your love take over

*Repeat Bridge
*Repeat Chorus
*Repeat Bridge 2 3x

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Splinters And Stone (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 75 beats per minutes
Key: D
Details: Reading the lyrics, I realized yeah it is right that God offered His love in return of our worst. Most of us  come to God when we experience difficulties, yes in our worst in our heavy heart. And God without a question, He do help us every time. In our weaknesses God shows His greatness.

I like the song on appreciating God’s helping hand in our worst. This is the reason why we experience bad things. It is common to hear a word of, “why God let bad things happen to good people” this is the reason. Because the only way for us to appreciate help is when we need it. Though God is always helping us either asking or not asking for it but the only way we can appreciate His presence is if we acknowledge our weakness and surrender everything to him.  Continue reading Splinters And Stone (Hillsong)

Future Marches In (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 132 beats per minutes
Key: D
Details: I noticed that most songs from Wonder album speaks about being not afraid. In future marches in, it talks about instead of being afraid we should face everything with God’s love.

With everything we afraid of, there is a salvation waiting for us. This is also what in mind in times that really bad things happen like a death of love ones. Some says why God let is happen despite of him being good and trusting everything to God. All I can say that death is inevitable what is far more important is how we are going to spend our eternal life. Continue reading Future Marches In (Hillsong)

Shadow Step (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Michael Guy Chislett
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 118 beats per minutes
Key: E

Chorus
           E          B                     C#m7
Light up the way of Your heart
 A                                                     E
Move me like You do the mountains
B                                              C#m7     A
Move me like You do the wind
               E                  B                                 C#m7
And I’ll chase Your voice through the dark
              A                            E
Fix my eyes on the unexpected
            B                                                C#m7
In the wonder of Your shadow-step
A
So take another step

E-B-C#m7-A

Verse 1
E                       Bsus                  C#m7   A
You met me at the sinners’ table
E                      Bsus                     C#m7
I found You waiting by the well
            A
Unexpected
C#m7           A          B
You are always there
C#m7       A           B
Tracing all my steps

*Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
E                   B                           C#m7   A
You never left the lost forsaken
E                      B                             C#m7
Your mercy paves the road ahead
             A
Unexpected
C#m7       A             B
You are always good
C#m7       A             B
You are always good

*Repeat Chorus

Post-Chorus
                                 E    B
And I won’t be afraid
      C#m7
In every way
         A
You never fail
                         E     B              C#m7   A
So have Your way      here    God
                                 E     B
And I’ll sing Your praise
              C#m7
Fix my heart to Yours
A                                       E
Ready for the unexpected
Bsus                                        C#m7   A
Ready for what You will do next

Bridge
                   A                        F#m
I can’t explain Your heart
                    C#m                      B
Or dare to trace-out all You are
                     A
But when I think about
        F#m
The road You took for love
                       C#m                          B
I know Your grace will stay the path

*Repeat Chorus
*Repeat Post-chorus

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