Great Are You Lord (Joel Collier)
The worship song, Great Are You, Lord, is a simple and straightforward song of praise and adoration. This arrangement, written specifically for the New York Staff Band, seeks to depict the greatness and grandeur of God, and our passionate response in praise. The first line of the chorus, It’s your breath in our lungs, so we pour out our praise, is the perfect way to begin, illustrating that all praise flows toward the One who gives us life. This breath of life is represented throughout the piece in moving and flowing figures, culminating with the final statement, And all the earth will shout your praise – Great are You, Lord!