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Greater Saviour

I need not fear, though greatly I've sinned
For I have a greater saviour
Death holds no power, where is its sting?
For I have a greater saviour

I cannot hide the depth of my shame
But You are a greater saviour
Over my failings your mercy remains
You are a greater saviour

I will give glory and praise to Your name
So great is the mercy that lifted my shame
No matter how burdened, my heart will proclaim
You are a greater saviour
You are a greater saviour

Jesus, my hope for all of my days
There is no greater saviour
To You be all power, all honour and praise
There is no greater saviour

I will give glory and praise to Your name
So great is the mercy that lifted my shame
No matter how burdened, my heart will proclaim
You are a greater saviour
You are a greater saviour0

Jesus, no-one, no-one is greater than you
My saviour, no-one, no-one is greater than you

I will give glory and praise to Your name
So great is the mercy that lifted my shame
No matter how burdened, my heart will proclaim
You are a greater saviour
You are a greater saviour
Jesus my greater saviour


I was reading a discussion over at He Must Increase .com, and someone mentioned John Newton's statement that "I am a great sinner, but Christ is a great Saviour".

That was the starting point for writing this song. It's quite rare for me to sit down and say "I want to write a song about . . . ". Well, actually, that's not strictly true. I do that all the time. What is rare is for me to actually manage it. For me, songwriting seems to start with a riff, or chord sequence, or just a one line that pops into my head while playing.

To sit down with the guitar thinking "right, this is the subject I'm writing about from scratch", and to actually finish the song is an uncommon thing!

The song itself tries to pick up a few different angles on the idea of Jesus being a greater saviour, from defeating sin, to being a souce of hope.

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