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THY WORD (Grant/Smith)

Composer: Amy Grant

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for performing Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop". As of 2009, Grant remains the best-selling contemporary Christian music singer ever, having sold over 30 million units worldwide. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Grant is the youngest of four sisters. Her family settled in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1967. Grant made her debut as a teenager, and gained fame in Christian music during the 1980s with such hits as "Father's Eyes", "El Shaddai", and "Angels". In 1986, she scored her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song in a duet with Peter Cetera, "The Next Time I Fall". During the 1… Go to person page >

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

Composer: Amy Grant
Composer: Michael W. Smith (1984)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1984 Meadowgreen Music Co. / Bug and Bear Music


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Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #92
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Sing Joyfully #178
Sing With Me #177
Sing! A New Creation #86Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #184
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #524
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #842a
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #843a
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #844a
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #845a
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #272
The United Methodist Hymnal #601Audio
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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #132
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #840b
Worship and Rejoice #664
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