Gaither and his wife, Gloria, have written many songs including:
"The Longer I Serve Him,"
"The King Is Coming,"
"Sinner Saved By Grace",
"He Touched Me", "It Is Finished,"
"Jesus, There's Something About That Name"
"I'm Gonna Sing"
and "Let's Just Praise The Lord."
Do you have a favorite?
Gloria Gaither often writes the lyrics while Bill writes the music, although composing is usually a collaborative project between the two. As of 2005, they had composed 600 songs and by 2012, that number had increased to over 700. For more information, visit Bill Gaither (gospel_singer).
Words and Music by William J. and Gloria Gaither
Eb Ebdim Eb Bb7 Bbdim Bb7
Something beautiful, something good
Fm(maj7) Fm7 Bb7 Eb Eb7
All my confusion He understood;
Ab Eb/Ab Eb D/G7 Cm
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife
Bb/Eb Ab6 Bb/Eb Bb7 Eb Ab Eb
But he made something beautiful of my life
If there ever were dreams
That were lofty and noble
They were my dreams at the start
Fm (maj7) Fm7
And the hopes for life's best were the hopes
Bb7 Eb/Ab Eb Ebdim Eb
That I harbored down deep in my heart
But my dreams turned to ashes
Eb7 Ab Ab6
And my castles all crumbled, my fortune turned to loss
Cm F7 Cm7 F7
So I wrapped it all in the rags of life
Bb/Fm7 Bb6 Bb/Fm Bb/Eb Bb7
And laid it at the cross
(C) 1971 by William Gaither. Administered by Gaither Music Company
Chord Breakdown in the Song
Eb = Eb/BbEbG and EbBbEb/GBb
Ebdim = bb/AEbF#
Eb7 = EbBbEb/DbFBb and EbGBb/FBb
Eb/Ab = EbEb/CEbAb
Ebmaj7 = EbBbD/GBb
Bb7 = BbBb/AbDF and BbAb/DbF and BbAbBb/DFG
Bbdim = F/GC#E
Bb/Fm7 = Bb/EbAbC
Bb/Fm = Bb/CFAb
Bb/Eb = Bb/BbEbG
Bb6 = Bb/DGBb
Fm = FC/AbCFAb FC/FAb
Fm(maj7) = FCAb/CEAb
Fm7 = FC/CEbAb FEbF/AbC
F7 = FC/AEbF
Ab = AbEb/CEbBb
Ab6 = AbEbC/F
Cm = CBb/CEbG
Cm7 = CBb/EbG
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