Open Heaven / River Wild – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the 24th live album from Hillsong Worship that has been released on October 16, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol, Christian Music Group and Sparrow Records.

The album was recorded during their 2015 conference at Sydney  SuperDome from June 29 to July 3 2015.

In this album the classic vocalist of Hillsong returns including Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson.

The album consists of 12 tracks plus 4 tracks for digital deluxe edition from their sister band Hillsong United and Hillsong Young & Free.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
O Praise The Name (Anastasis)Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean UssherMarty Sampson5:29
Love On The LineBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Aryel MurphyAryel Murphy4:56
One ThingJoel Houston, Aodhan King, Dylan ThomasAodhan King6:13
Open Heaven (River Wild)Matt Crocker, Marty SampsonMatt Crocker, Hannah Hobbs7:29
TransfigurationAodhan King, Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Taya SmithTaya Smith5:36
What A SaviourChris Davenport, Joel HoustonJoel Houston6:57
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies7:28
Jesus I Need YouBrooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Reuben Morgan, Jarred RogersDavid Ware, Reuben Morgan4:59
Here With YouJOshua Grimmett, Johannes Shore, Jamie SnellTarryn Stokes4:20
In God We TrustBen Fielding, Reuben Morgan, Eric LiljeroAnnie Garratt, Ben Fielding4:01
FaithfulnessChris DavenportChris Davenport5:38
Never ForsakenChris Hastings, Hannah HobbsLaura Toggs4:36
Here Now (Madness)Michael Guy Chislett, Joel HoustonJoel Houston, Jad Gillies, Taya Smith6:55
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Benjamin TennikoffJonathon Douglass4:13
This Is LivingJoel Davies, Aodhan KingAodhan King3:34
Pursue / All I Need Is YouHannah Hobbs, Aodhan King / Marty SampsonAodhan King, Tracy Pratt7:43


III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Hillsong band representing Hillsong church. It is because the difference of music they want to share. Going back on how we acknowledge Hillsong Band as a contemporary christian music lead by Darlene Zschech you will say that what we are listening today is a totally different Hillsong. To make a difference from the brand and the music they are playing, they divided it into three (I don’t know if there more Hillsong band but this three are the most popular) such as Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship and Hillsong Young and Free. Among the three what signifies the original Hillsong is the Hillsong Worship or Hillsong Live before. This year they also released an album entitled There Is More. While Hillsong Young and Free is focus on disco based music or EDM. For me they are like Planetshakers and Soulfire Revolution. Though different Hillsong brand, one thing is for sure, Joel Houston, the son of senior and founding pastor of Hillsong Megachurch, is present on the three brand as main songwriter and lead vocals. Continue reading III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Empires – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the fourth studio album from Hillsong United which has been released on May 26, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Sparrow Records. Before the entire album released, on March 12, 2015, they launched the cover of Empires and promote the album with their hit single, “Touch The Sky” which has been aired on Today Show.

The album is consists of 12 tracks and received several top chart ranking from US, UK, Australia, Norway and etc.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
Here Now (Madness)Joel Houston, Michael Guy ChislettJad Gillies7:22
Say the WordJoel HoustonTaya Smith4:24
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies6:29
Touch the SkyJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Guy ChislettTaya Smith4:22
Street Called MercyMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJonathon Douglass, Taya Smith, Matt Crocker4:21
When I Lost My Heart to You (Hallelujah)Joel HoustonJoel Houston4:45
Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)Joel HoustonTaya Smith6:18
Prince of PeaceDylan, Thomas, Joel Houston, Matt CrockerJoel Houston, Jad Gillies5:56
EmpiresJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Chris Davenport, Ben TennikoffJad Gillies8:14
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Ben TennikoffMatt Crocker4:12
CaptainBenjamin Hastings, Seth SimmonsTaya Smith5:31
Closer Than You KnowJoel Houston, Matt Crocker, Guy ChislettJoel Houston, Taya Smith9:30

In the album, what touched me most is the song “Even When It Hurts” It reflects my views in Christianity as well as it is really moving to listen on how Taya Smith sung this song. Though we can’t say that this song is better than the other since every worship songs or every songs praises or by any means that worship God is the best thing we can do in this world, maybe it is only me that I really like the song from lyrics and melody.

Even I’m working now with the newest album from Hillsong Young & Free, still got stuck on Even When It Hurts and still listening right now.

Closer Than You Know is also a catchy song. Actually I wrote this after I’ve done with all the song.Then I just remember a song from the album that I remember despite of listening dozens of songs everyday. If I can still remember it, it is great for me or satisfied my taste in music. In this album, what I said, Even When It Hurts and Closer Than You Know. Though I’m listening in random without knowing every title of the song currently playing, these two tracks still in the back of my mind.

Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Guy Chislett, Matt Crocker
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 83 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: God really want to get closer to us, closer that we ever know that is why He sent Jesus Christ to be the bridge for us so we can go back closer again to him. What makes us stranger or far away from God is our sins. Remember when Adam and Eve had fallen in the garden of Eden. God looked for them as if He can’t see them. For God that is omnipresence there is no way we can hide to him but then in Genesis 3:9 “So the LORD God called out to the man, “Where are you?”” Continue reading Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)

Ikaw Kase (Ex Battalion)

Writer: Ex Battalion
Featuring: Flow-G, Skusta Clee, Emcee Rhenn, King Badger, Brando & Bosx1ne
Key: C
Details: Dahil bumenta ang post namin sa Nadarang, nag pasya kami na hindi lang limitahan sa mga English ang ipost dito kundi pati narin sa mga bagong kanta na maaring maraming gitarista ang maghanap ng chords tulad ng bagong release na ito ng Ex Battalion.

Madali lang naman tugtugin ang kantang ito ng Ex-Battalion dahil paulit ulit lang ang apat ng chords. Mas magiging madali kung hindi mo na pag tutuunan ng pansin ang alignment ng chords at lyrics. Mas mabuting tugtugin lang ng paulit-ulit ang chords na C-Am-F-G at ang lahat ay aayon sa ritmo ng gitara.

Oohh – ooohh

                                     C                                  Am
Ang pagtitinginan natin, di ko na maitatago
                F                                                G
Dahil sayo, ang buhay ko ngayo’y nabago
                       C                          Am
Hindi ka ikakaila kahit malayo
               F                                              G
Sabihin man nila na di pwede’t malabo

               C                                          Am
Dahil sayo, ang buhay ko ay nabago
                 F                                    G
Dahil sayo, nagmahal kahit malabo
                        C                            Am
Hindi ka ikakaila kahit malayo
                F                                              G
Sabihin man nila na di pwede’t malabo, Ohhh

Verse 1
                 C                              Am
Dahil sayo, sa kalokohan natigil ako
              F                                     G
Sa titig mo tinablan at napaibig ako
              C                                     Am
Parang alipin mo ko, kung iisipin
                       F                                                   G
Kaya kahit sabihin n’yo pang naging makitid ako

          C                          Am
Isa lang ang ibig sabihin
           F                        G
Nahihiya mga meaning
         C                             Am
Ang dating hindi seryoso
          F                                G
Ngayon gusto kang kapiling

                  C                                                      Am
Hindi na mahalaga kung ano man ang past mo
                   F                                                    G
Kapag kasama ka para bang araw araw pasko

Dapat sakin ka lang
Baby wag mag alangan
Di ako mahihiya
Na tabihan ka kahit pa saan

                   C                                 Am
Wala akong pakielam sa kanila at tandaan
               F                                                      G
Kung bakit nagmahal uli ako ikaw ang dahilan

Verse 2
                     C                                            Am
Bakit ba ganon onti onti nang nagbabago
                       F                                                             G
Yung dating ikaw at ako para bang mas naging klaro
                 C                                          Am
Tsaka ko nasusugal kahit gano kalabo
                 F                                                      G
Dahil ikaw nagbigay liwanag parang Meralco

                       C                                                                Am
Hindi na kayang itago pa kaya wag ka nang magtaka
                                  F                                                            G
Kung ba’t biglang nagbago nung nagkakilala tayong dalawa
                            C                                             Am
Di na ko nagloloko dahil lamang yan sayo
                            F                                            G
Mga bisyong iniwanan at kinalimutan ko

        C                          Am
Ang laki ng pinagbago ko
           F                                                 G
Nung dumating ka sakin do’n lang ako nabuo
               C                                                          Am
Naging malapit yung dating akala ko malayo
        F                                                           G
Ah, basta kapag kasama kita masaya ‘ko

*Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
        C                                                   Am
Di na kailangan na babantayan mo pa ko
        F                                                       G
Tapat ako palagi, at wala ‘kong tinatago
              C                                                      Am
Makakaasa ka sakin na hindi ‘to mapapako
         F                                                                                     G
Lagi kang kakantahan kahit na mangawit ang panga ko

                    C                                                                      Am
Mamahalin ka’t di magsasawa na sa iyo lagi na ipaalala
            F                                                                                                            G                    
Kung pano iningatan ka nung una, nung una palang kitang nakilala
               C                                            Am
Di ko na kailangan na sabihin pa, kasi dapat kong ipadama sayo na maniwala ka
F                                                                          G
At mas palalimin pa para mas paibigin ka

          C                                                                               Am
Wala nang dapat isipin, sobrang saya ko sa piling mo
           F                                                                                 G
Kung bakit umibig ulit ako, ikaw ang dapat sisihin ko
            C                                                                                Am
Simula nung makita kita tsaka ko nakita na magkaiba
           F                                                                               G
At mas madaling magbigay halaga kesa magpasaya

Verse 4
           C                                               Am
Ihahatid kita kahit na gano kalayo
      F                                                         G
Hanggang sa harapan ng inyong bahay
        C                                                        Am
Magmamano pa ko lagi sa iyong nanay
       F                                                                            G
At hindi rin na ko tatanggi kay tatay, kada bigay ng tagay

         C                                                                     Am
Mag-text at tawag ka kapag kailangan mo ko
           F                                                               G
Kahit alas-tres ng madaling araw pa seryoso
         C                                                                      Am
Ano bang pinakain mo bakit nagkaganito ako
       F                                                                    G
Sayo lang ako nakaranas na maging seryoso

Walang hiya baka mahal na nga kita
At di ko na iyon ikakaila
Buti nalang baby ay akin ka
Akin ka

*Repeat Chorus


Woooooh, Woooooh
Woooooh, Woooooh
Woooooh, Woooooh
Woooooh, Woooooh

Verse 5
       C                                                Am
Ano bang nangyayari sa mundo
               F                                                      G
Parang hindi na tama kasi parang ang gulo
           C                                                             Am
Gusto kong alagaan ang taong di mo gusto
             F                                                                                   G
Habang sinasaktan ka lang naman ng taong gusto mo

Kaya takot na ko na magmahal pa
Kasi nasaktan na
Parang wala na kong ibang gusto kundi kumanta
Kala ko wala na kong pag-asang makalasang kiligin pero sumugal parin kasi nandyan ka

       C                                                                Am
Napakadali mong mahalin at sayo ko rin
        F                                                                          G
Naranasan na maging masaya kahit di hilingin
      C                                                                       Am
Wala nang dapat hintayin pa, kasi dumating ka
       F                                                               G
Sa wakas ay naranas ko uli na kiligin pa

Verse 6
      C                                                     Am
Dahil sayo, nagiba ang mundo ko
        F                                                   G
Dahil sayo, naging bago ang yugto
        C                                         Am
Dahil sayo, nanibago na ako
       F                                                           G
Ba’t ako sumasaya ngayon, ako’y nalilito

     C                                                        Am
Ba’t gan’to? Ibang-iba na aking tawa
       F                                           G
Ngayon sayo lang tumatawag
     C                                         Am
Dati paiba-iba ng sinasama
        F                                                                    G
Ngayon ay di na kaya, ikaw lang mula umaga

    C                                                                           Am
Lagi nang nagaabang, same spot, by a long shot
       F                                               G
Nasa’yo ang kiliti parang g-spot
       C                                                              Am
Ikaw ang queen ako’y alipin mo sa palace
        F                                                                         G
Magsisilbi sayo hanggang buhok ko ay malagas

Repeat Chorus 2x

Oohh – ooohh
Oohh – ooohh
Oohh – ooohh
Oohh – ooohh

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Even When It Hurts (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 64 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: I have a personal issue about this principle in Christianity. All I believe in my life that following Jesus Christ is all about sacrifice, disapproval, pain etc on the other words it is not easy. But there was a Christian church I attended, they are teaching the opposite as I had understood it. They are saying that for us to know that we are living the right path, we must have an abundant life because that is why Jesus lived with us so we may have a full life (John 10:10).

For me I comforted myself with self-explanation of maybe they are saying that  that abundant life doesn’t necessarily an earthly possession. This for me not to contradict on what I believe for years in following Jesus.

But after continue attending their church. It is like they are really referring on earthly possession as they are always citing example of Abraham, David, Solomon, Job, etc and other Bible characters that lived in abundant life.

I searched about it and I found that their teaching is about Prosperity Gospel. Which happened sound contradicting on what I believe and what I experienced in life.

I will admit it or I will be hypocrite if I’m not going to say that I want to live in prosperity. But in my experience, the lesser I have in this world the more I get closer to God because I know that I don’t have in this world. I can’t rely on my capability but I should only trust to God.

I tasted both richness and poorness in this world. Yes of course I want to live a better life but  it would be better if I can say the word that Hillsong says in this song, I will live what God want us to live “even when it hurts”.

In the end, I still believe that God’s grace is sufficient to us. We will never so nothing in this world, because we have HIM.  Continue reading Even When It Hurts (Hillsong)

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When I Lost My Heart To You (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 129 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: Please don ‘t be confuse as this is the version of When I Lost My Heart To You from the album Empires. I believe there is a version which Taya Smith sung in their Of Dirt and Grace Live Album.

God want nothing from us but our heart. This is what Joel Houston saying in this song. All his feeling after he surrendered his heart to God. That is the time we will really feel the Love of God on us.

Continue reading When I Lost My Heart To You (Hillsong)

Street Called Mercy (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Matt Crocker, Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 97 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: The first verse of the song, I believe Hillsong play it with C in sustain for the first 4 bars. In case you are playing solo with acoustic guitar you can do a C-G-Am-F chord progression.

The same with the bridge where Hillsong do a chant. I don’t but in my end, the vocal is so low that I can’t barely hear what they are singing. For that part, you can also do a C-G-Am-F.

Almost the entire song was written on that chord to simplify. The tricky part is on the last part of the verse where you need to change it to F and from F you are going to play an interlude of C-G-Am-F Continue reading Street Called Mercy (Hillsong)

Touch The Sky (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Dylan Thomas, Joel Houston, Guy Chislett
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 91 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: Thanks to Jesus Christ for being the bridge for us to touch heaven. We are once lost in Father’s hand but the sacrifice that Jesus made, He still turned us to be called as son.

I really like this song, the chorus is so sweet like in the first time you hear it you would say that this a pop song. But the lyrics, still worshiping God and the beauty of his grace. You can still say that this one of Hillsong’s masterpiece. Continue reading Touch The Sky (Hillsong)

Heart Like Heaven (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 125 beats per minute
Key: Db
Details: To make it easier for you to play I advice to play it in key of C. It is also easier to sing this song if you are going to step one key lower.

It is sweet to hear that God doesn’t want us in our perfect because He knows that we can never be perfect thus He want us in our humbleness that we are broken and we need Him, His grace to fill our imperfection. Continue reading Heart Like Heaven (Hillsong)