Lord I Lift Your Name On High Chords: The Story Behind The Song

Ascending and descending G major scale.Image via WikipediaWhen you are looking for the chords to "Lord I Lift Your Name On High" (I Corinthians 15:3-4) , which version are you looking for? The song was written by Rick Founds in 1989 and has been around for quite sometime. If you are a church musician, get familiar with the Key of G and know this scale to pull out the melody line. I thought I'd post the chord chart and fill in some of the chords for you. I've heard this particular song played so many different ways. Have you? Here's one of my favorite video lessons for this song.



G      C                 D     CDG
 Lord I lift your name on high
        C                 D         CDG
 Lord I love to sing your praises
        C               D    CDG
 I'm so glad your in my life
        C                D        CDG
 I'm so glad you came to save us

                      C         D
 You came from heaven to earth
    C        G
 To show the way
          C            D
 from the earth to the cross
    C       G
 My debt to pay
          C            D
 from the cross to the grave
          Bm           C
 from the grave to the sky
        D                 G
 Lord I lift your name on high
 
Here's How I Play It:
 
G = GD/GB
C/G = GE/CG
D/G = GF#/AD
D = D/AE, D
Dsus = D/ADG resolving to D = D/ADF#
Em7 = E/EGB
Am7 = A/CEG 
Lord I Lift midi
LIFT NAME.mid
Watch the video and see how Sam pulls out the melody 
and harmonizes it in his r.h.
   


Same Song by Lincoln Brewster

G       C                 D  C 
Lord I lift Your name on High
G       C                 D   C 
Lord I love to sing Your praises
G       C                D   C 
I'm so glad You're in my life
G       C                D   C 
I'm so glad You came to save us
G              C        D    
You came from heaven to earth
     C       G
To show the way
          C            D
From the earth to the cross
    C       G 
My debt to pay
          C            D
From the cross to the grave
          Em           C
From the grave to the sky
        D                 G
Lord I lift your name on high
Download music

Jeff Deyo and Sonicflood


Lord I Lift Your Name On High
Key of A

Chorus:
A              D         E 
You came from heaven to earth
   D        A
To show the way
         D            E
From the earth to the cross
   D       A
My debt to pay
         D            E
From the cross to the grave
         F#m          D
From the grave to the sky
         E               A
Lord, I lift Your name on high

X2

Bridge
A E D D A

Chorus:
              D         E 
You came from heaven to earth
   D        A
To show the way
         D            E
From the earth to the cross
   D       A
My debt to pay
         D            E
From the cross to the grave
         F#m          D
From the grave to the sky
         E               A
Lord, I lift Your name on high

Verse:
A       D                 E      D A
Lord, I lift Your name on high
        D                 E        D A
Lord, I love to sing Your praises
       D                 E        D A
I'm so glad You're in my life
        D               E
I'm so glad You came to save us

Chorus:
              D         E 
You came from heaven to earth
   D        A
To show the way
         D            E
From the earth to the cross
   D       A
My debt to pay
         D            E
From the cross to the grave
         F#m          D
From the grave to the sky
         E               A
Lord, I lift Your name on high

Verse:
A       D                 E      D A
Lord, I lift Your name on high
        D                 E        D A
Lord, I love to sing Your praises
       D                 E        D A
I'm so glad You're in my life
        D               E
I'm so glad You came to save us

Chorus:
              D         E 
You came from heaven to earth
   D        A
To show the way
         D            E
From the earth to the cross
   D       A
My debt to pay
         D            E
From the cross to the grave
         F#m          D
From the grave to the sky
         E               A
Lord, I lift Your name on high

X2

Repeat bridge over and over again,
also as singer sings:

"For you are Holy (Awesome)
Bring your Freedom"

The Story Behind The Song

Lord, I Lift Your Name On High --Rick Founds


"The rain from the night before had left everything fresh and clean in the morning light. As Rick Founds drove to his job where he was music minister at a church in Southern California, he thought to himself what an exceptionally beautiful morning it was. He especially pondered the clouds and the cycle of water, falling to the ground to replenish the earth and then evaporating back into the clouds.


Rick was still thinking about all this after he arrived at work. As was his habit, he began to read the Bible, strumming chords on his guitar while doing so. He started thinking about God's love and His plan for humankind's redemption. Before he knew it, words started to flow: "You came from heaven to earth to show the way, and from earth to cross my debt to pay, from that cross to grave and from grave to sky, and in response to that I lift Your name on high." The words and simple chord progression he had been playing merged into the song"Lord, I Lift Your Name on High."


Later that week he played the song at midweek Bible study and again for Sunday morning service. The song's legacy has been to travel to churches around the globe where audiences learn it easily and quickly tune into its message."


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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