Greatest Of These (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 59 beats per minute
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.


Verse 1
              E                  B
I could chase after greatness
              F#m           C#m
First to fall on my knees
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
But I know it’s just noise
       G#m    E       B
If I don’t    have love

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

Verse 2
              E                        B
I could speak like the angels
           F#m                 C#m
Prophesy knowing all
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

      E                  B
Be patient, be kind
                F#m       C#m
Hold no envy or pride
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

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

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