What a Beautiful Name

by Stacie Marshall

What a Beautiful Name
'What a Beautiful Name' by Hillsong Worship is one of our viewers' favorite modern praise songs! Read on to learn the lyrics to this beautiful modern hymn and find out the story behind the song.

What a Beautiful Name Lyrics

The chorus to the beautiful praise song 'What a Beautiful Name' says it all!

What a beautiful Name it is
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

This beautiful modern hymn by Hillsong Worship is so emotional as it praises our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You didn't want heaven without us
So Jesus, You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater
What could separate us now

What a powerful reminder that we are blessed to have Jesus in our lives. As this hymn shows, even the mere mention of His name brings thankfulness and wonder at His love for us.

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You
You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again

This modern-day hymn also speaks to his power and might--such a comfort to all who turn to Him and put their trust in Him!

You have no rival, You have no equal
Now and forever, Our God reigns
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name, above all names

Read on to learn the inspiration behind the song and see a playlist of several different incredible performances from different artists of this beautiful praise song, "What a Beautiful Name."


Songwriters Brooke Ligertwood & Ben Fielding Published by Capitol CMG - Sparrow

The Story Behind What a Beautiful Name

Ben Fielding wrote the melody for 'What a Beautiful Name' with lyricist Brooke Ligertwood (maiden name Fraser) shared how it was very important to him for the songs he sings in the church to be grounded in scripture. Here are some of the inspiration verses for the song from The Bible.

Verse 1 begins with Jesus (the Word) at the beginning of all creation (John 1); He was with God and was (and is!) God (John 1:1). The mysteries of our infinitely beautiful and glorious God, once hidden for generations, have now been revealed through Jesus (Col 1:26). When Jesus took on flesh we (humanity) got to see the glory of God (John 1:14); the Name of Jesus reveals the beauty and glory of God.  credit: Hillsong.com

Ben continues, explaining a little more how they wove themes from the Bible into their words, saying, "While God is all-sufficient, all-powerful and all-knowing; the God of creation and of eternity; He is also God whose love surpasses all knowledge (Eph 3:19). In verse 2, we wanted to describe the love of God, who, though in need of nothing, so loved the world that He chose to send His one and only Son, so that we may not perish but have eternal life with Him (John 3:16). "

In this video on GodTube, you can hear Brooke perform an acoustic version the song herself. And then 4 minutes into the video, hear an interview her about the songwriter's inspiration for the emotional lyrics.

Popular Hymn Lyrics with Story and Meaning
Day by Day and With Each Passing Moment
Jesus Loves Me
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Blessed Assurance
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty
Amazing Grace

Playlist of Top Performances of 'What a Beautiful Name'


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