Better Is One Day

How lovely is Your dwelling place (Redman)

Author: Matt Redman
Tune: BETTER IS ONE DAY
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord Almighty.
For my soul longs and even faints for you.
For here my heart is satisfied,
within your presence.
I sing beneath the shadow of your wings.

Refrain:
Better is one day in your courts,
better is one day in your house,
better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.
Better is one day in your courts,
better is one day in your house,
better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere,
than thousands elsewhere.

2 One thing I ask and I would seek:
to see your beauty,
to find you in the place your glory dwells.
One thing I ask and I would seek:
to see your beauty,
To find you in the place your glory dwells. [Refrain]

Bridge:
My heart and flesh cry out
for you, the living god;
your Spirit's water to my soul.
I've tasted and I've seen,
come once again to me;
I will draw near to you,
I will draw near to you. [Refrain]

Source: Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #84B

Author: Matt Redman

Matt Redman (b. February 14, 1974) began leading worship full-time at age 20, serving churches in Chorleywood, Brighton, West Sussex, and Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked with Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio for the Passion Conferences. He is known for songs such as “The Heart of Worship,” “Better is One Day,” and “Blessed Be Your Name.” His 2012 song “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” co-written with Jonas Myrin, won two Grammy awards in 2013. Redman has written a number of books, including Mirror Ball and The Unquenchable Worshipper. He and his wife Beth have five children, and are currently based at St. Peters Church in Brighton, England. Laura de Jong Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How lovely is Your dwelling place (Redman)
Title: Better Is One Day
Author: Matt Redman
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Better is one day in Your courts
Copyright: © Copyright 1995 Thankyou Music (PRS)(admin. worldwide by EMI CMG Publishing excluding Europe which is admin. by kinswaysongs.com).

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #77

CCLI Top 100 #97

Audio

Lift Up Your Hearts #506

More Voices #29

Praise y Adoración #95a

Text

Psalms for All Seasons #84B

The Best of the Best #23

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