HOW MAJESTIC

Composer: Michael W. Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. A sister named Kim would follow. Michael was a typical boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. But in not-so-typical fashion, he wrote his first song at age five. At the age of ten, he made a decision to give his life to Christ. He dreamed of playing professional baseball. Michael attended college at Marshall University in West Virginia but after one semester dropped out to move to Nashville and pursue a career in music. (side note trivia: In 1992 Michael received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.) The years 1979-1981 are best written… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HOW MAJESTIC
Composer: Michael W. Smith (1981)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 53455 45644 53455
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1981, Meadowgreen Music Co. (ASCAP) (admin. EMI Christian Music Publishing)

Arrangements

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Jesus : Arrangements for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors James Pethel; Stan Pethel
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2001) pp. 62
  • Jesus . . . The Name: Arrangements for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors James Pethel; Stan Pethel
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2001) pp. 62
  • Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 12
  • Symphony of Praise: A Musical Tapestry of Praise Choruses and Classical Themes
    Composer/Editor Linda McKechnie
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1996) pp. 53
  • Sunday Morning Worship: A Collection of Piano Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors John Innes; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1994) pp. 48
  • Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1988) pp. 26
  • How Majestic Is Your Name: Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 2
  • Side by Side: Duets for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Simonec
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1987) pp. 51
  • Bock to Bock Volume Three: A Collection of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1986) pp. 3
  • How Majestic Is Your Name: Piano Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor Owen Griffin
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1986) pp. 21

Piano Solo

  • Classic Praise: Inspirational Settings of Contemporary Classics for Piano
    Composer/Editor Lloyd A. Larson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 38
  • More Sunday Solos for Piano: Preludes, Offertories & Postludes

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2009) pp. 32
  • The Best of Mark Hayes Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (2008) pp. 52
  • Holy Ground: Classic Arrangements of Power and Praise
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2005) pp. 4
  • Today's Hymns and Songs for Piano II
    Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2004) pp. 15
  • Trusting: Hymns of Assurance and Hope: Arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Heather Sorenson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2002) pp. 32
  • In Praise of His Name: Songs Celebrating the Name of Jesus
    Composer/Editor Bernadine W. Johnson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2000) pp. 46
  • Shout to the Lord!: 14 Praise Songs Arranged by Phillip Keveren
    Composer/Editor Phillip Keveren
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2000) pp. 30
  • Still . . . Thinking On These Things: For Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Jay Rouse
    Published By: PraiseGathering Music (2000) pp. 35
  • Sunday Morning Blend: 25 Solo Keyboard Medleys for Contemporary Worship Volume 1: Hymns plus Praise & Worship Songs Includes Chord Symbols
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 38
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 37
  • All the Best for Piano: A Treasury of Hymns, Gospel Songs, and Praise & Worship Favorites
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 61
  • Exalted on High: Worship Medleys for Piano
    Composer/Editor Bruce Greer
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 4
  • Lord, Be Glorified Piano Solo Keepsake Edition: Featuring Classics from Volumes 1, 2 & 3
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998) pp. 92
  • Sacred Inspirations: Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Phillip Keveren
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1994) pp. 18
  • Dino - Million Seller Songs By Request
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1993) pp. 44
  • Piano Praise & Worship: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes Creative Piano Settings by Fred Bock
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1993) pp. 38
  • Come and Praise Him: Piano Solos by Tedd Smith
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 18
  • Lord, Be Glorified Volume 2: The Music of Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1992) pp. 10
  • Bock's Best Volume IV: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1991) pp. 5
  • I Can Play That!: Twelve Classic Contemporary Songs for Piano
    Composer/Editor Gregg Sewell
    Published By: Meadowgree Music Company (1991) pp. 16
  • Come Before Him: 24 Sandi Patti Favorites Arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Dick Tunney
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1990) pp. 80
  • Contemporary Gospel Favorites
    Composer/Editor Steve Millikan
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1988) pp. 38
  • Contemporary Piano: 12 Favorites Arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1988) pp. 4
  • Piano Majesty: Seasonal Solos for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1988) pp. 3
  • Dino - Great Is the Lord: Dino Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: Lexicon Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 28
  • Don Wyrtzen Signature Collection: Piano Arrangements by Don Wyrtzen
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 5
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 4
  • Signature Collection: Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 5
  • Well-Tempered Praise II: Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: GlorySound (1983) pp. 36

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Five Tunes HI: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; James L. Brauer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014) pp. 58
  • Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2005) pp. 10
  • Composer/Editor Peggy Bettcher
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2001) pp. 24
  • Glory, Honor & Praises: Contemporary Service Music for Organ
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1995) pp. 26
  • Yesterday, Today and Forever
    Composer/Editor Larry Mayfield
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1995) pp. 27
  • Unending Praise II: A Fabric of Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Doran
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1994) pp. 6
  • How Majestic: And Other Gospel Favorites for Organ
    Composer/Editors Geoffrey R. Lorenz; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 3

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet Two Pianos

  • Piano Praise on a Grand Scale: For 2 Pianos and 4 Hands
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1992) pp. 3

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • The Best Praise & Worship Songs Ever: Praise Worship
    Composer/Editor Michael W. Smith
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2004) pp. 146
  • Sandi Patti Anthology: Piano Vocal Guitar

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1991) pp. 90
  • 100 Low Voice Favorites Volume II: Gospel's Greatest
    Composer/Editor Jim Loucks
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 245

Voices: Organ and Voice

  • Glorious Praise: Great Songwriters and Songs
    Composer/Editors Randy Cox; Michael W. Smith
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1989) pp. 42

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #52

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #326

Chalice Hymnal #63

Complete Mission Praise #508

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #613

Hymnal #112

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #40

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #450

Moravian Book of Worship #823

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #43

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #98

Sing Joyfully #9

Text

Sing the Faith #2023

Sing With Me #30

Audio

Sing! A New Creation #24

The Celebration Hymnal #121

The Covenant Hymnal #313

The Covenant Hymnal #783a

The Faith We Sing #2023

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #30

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #27

The Worshiping Church #61

Total Praise #290

Worship and Rejoice #42

Zion still Sings #26

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