Great Things Lesson and Chords | Phil Wickham

publication date: Nov 5, 2022


"Great Things"
 Chord Charts

Download the free chord charts to Great Things by Phil Wickham. For the original key of B, use the G chord chart capo 4; however, this play-along is in the key of G, so there is no capo needed! 

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Great Things Lyrics and Song Review:

"Great Things" is a Phil Wickham worship song that was co-written by Jonas Myrin and is from the album "Living Hope" released in 2018.

Musically, the song is in 4/4 time and is pretty upbeat. It's in the key of B; so, it's best to play it on guitar with a capo on the 4th fret in G. Of course, you can adjust you capo position in case you need a higher or lower key that fits either a male or female vocal better.

For instance, the play-along video above is in the key of G, which may be a little more comfortable for a male vocal. 

Because the song is 102 beats per minute, it's on the faster side and requires a pretty quick strum pattern. I'll cover a few different ways to play it in the guitar tutorial above.

There are also a few different ways to play it, depending on the part of the song. The bridge, for instance, starts down and then ramps up. Once you know the different strum patterns for the different parts of the song, you'll be able to play right along. 

You'll also learn how to play the intro lick in case you are interested. This is a simple 2 string lick for electric; however, you can also play it on acoustic. 

Now, let's take a look at the lyrics of Great Things:

Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things

See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things

Lyrically, this song begins with a simple call to worship. Keep this in mind, as it's a great song as an opener in a worship set. 

The focus is on what God has done for us; specifically, His love for as our our Savior. This verse implies that the work of God is salvation, itself, and that work is the "great thing" that He has done on our behalf.

There is also an implication that the work He has done is not improving our circumstances, or giving us what we think we want. We're praising Him, rather, for His outworking of salvation, by nature of Him being our Savior.

Let's look at the chorus:

Oh hero of Heaven
You conquered the grave
You free every captive
And break every chain
Oh God You have done great things

The chorus spells out the heart of the Gospel; Christ was crucified, but through the resurrection, defeated the death and the grave. Through that work, captives can be free, and the chains of sin and death can be broken.   

We dance in Your freedom
Awake and alive
Oh Jesus our Savior
Your name lifted high
Oh God You have done great things

The second part of the chorus describes our reaction to being saved. We're now awake and alive, having been dead in our trespasses (Ephesians 2:1). Once again, the focus of the response is to the work of Christ and His name worshipped.  

You've been faithful through every storm
You'll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things

And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is Yes and amen
You will do great things

This verse describes the faithfulness of God (1 Corinthians 1:9) as another great thing that He has done. 

2 Corinthians 1:20 says that all of the promises of God are "yes and amen" through Christ. When these promises are fulfilled, it points to the faithfulness of God.

After the chorus repeats, the song moves into the bridge.

Hallelujah God above it all
Hallelujah God unshakable
Hallelujah You have done great things
You've done great things

The bridge is another response to the work God has done and affirms God's nature as unwavering. From here, the song moves back into the chorus to end.

You can find this song on Apple Music.

For another Phil Wickham worship song review, check out the Battle Belongs Chords tutorial and song story.  

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