O Praise The Name (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher
Album: Open Heaven / River Wild
Release: 2015
Tempo: 73 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: A very powerful song to introduce the entire album of Open Heaven / River Wild. I don’t know but every time I listen to this song, Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace recall on my mind.

Maybe the lyrics about salvation that Jesus gave to us when He sacrificed Himself to calvary.

The song also tells about praising him forever. I remember there is a pastor told me about in our second life, we will praise the lord eternally as this our lives in earth is a training ground for us in praising the lord.

I think the song tells the same story of praising the Lord and when He returns we will about to praise him forevermore.


Verse 1
F                      C
I cast my mind to Calvary
                          G                              Am
Where Jesus bled and died for me
                   F                               C
I see His wounds His hands His feet
                G                      C              -F
My Saviour on that cursed tree

Verse 2
His body bound and drenched in tears
                               G                     Am
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
                          F                      C
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
           G                      C          -F
Messiah still and all alone

C                                               F              C
O praise the Name of the Lord our God
      Am                         G
O praise His Name forevermore
      C                                     F                 Am
For endless days we will sing Your praise
       F               G              C
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

Verse 3
F                       C
Then on the third at break of dawn
                         G                 Am
The Son of heaven rose again
                          F                        C
O trampled death where is your sting?
            G                                  C
The angels roar for Christ the King

*Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
F                      C
He shall return in robes of white
                     G                                             Am
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
                     F                     C
And I will rise among the saints
         G                                      C
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

F-Am-C-G x2

*Repeat Chorus

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