How Great is Our God

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Rejoice in the glory of God with Chris Tomlin's "How Great is Our God!" This triumphant song celebrates the greatness of our heavenly Father and "King of Earth." In his lyrics, Tomlin goes through the wondrous qualities of God and references the Holy Trinity as the "Godhead Three in One, Father Spirit Son." It is beautiful to see music with a Christian message and belief remain popular today as the hymns of the previous centuries. Below you will find some thoughts as to how to use the lyrics of "How Great is Our God" as a simple prayer to assist you as you worship our Lord! Following that, find the story behind the song and watch powerful video performances of this great modern hymn!

How Great Is Our God Lyrics

The lyrics of the worship song 'How Great is Our God!' start simply by addressing just how wonderful our God is. And what follows is a simple call to action as to how we should respond to His greatness--rejoice!

The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
All the Earth rejoice

The song continues by sharing how very good our God is. He is the light! And His light shines so brightly that even evil cannot hide from Him.

He wraps himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice


Psalm 145:1 calls us to worship God similarly as this modern-day worship song: 

1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Chronicles 16:23 shares that we should constantly be worshipping Him and singing His praises:

23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 

24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 

25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. 

26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 

27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. 

28 Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 

29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of hisholiness. 

30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. 

31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”

The chorus of 'How Great Is Our God' is pure worship for our Lord, exclaiming His greatness with a call to action to join in singing His praises so that other's might come to know Him.

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see

Then the song praises God the Trinity. God is our heavenly Father and protector--our Lion. He is also the son who was sent to earth to save us--the Lamb. He is also the Holy Spirit--that voice that speaks to us when we go to Him in prayer and patiently wait for His response.

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb

The final sentiment of the worship song is one of such hope. "The whole world sings." What a wonderful world we would live in if the whole world knew Him!

Songwriters Chris Tomlin Published by SixSteps/Sparrow

The Story Behind How Great is Our God

"How Great Is Our God" is a Christian song written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Ed Cash. It was first published on Tomlin's album Arriving, which achieved the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. 

As of November 2014, it was the fifth most popular worship song, according to CCLI's top 25 worship songs chart. It also reached No. 1 on Christian Music Weekly's 20 Countdown Magazine's Top 20 Worship Songs Chart. The song won "Song of the Year" and "Worship Song of the Year" at the 2006 GMA Dove Awards, and "Worship Song of the Year" again at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards.

At Passion 2012, Tomlin performed a new version of this song called "How Great is Our God: World Edition." This new variant included the original lyrics sung in various international languages: Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Mandarin. It is the first song of his Chris Tomlin: The Essential Collection album.

Bible Inspiration for How Great is Our God

Isaiah 40:28
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

1 Timothy 1:17
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

John 4:24
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Job 36:26
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.


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Video Performances of "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin

How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin

'How Great Is Our God' Chris Tomlin Live Performance

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