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Build My Life Chords

Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kable, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett | 5 average from 2 reviews

Original Key: D

Tempo: 71

{Intro}
D    G2    Bm    G2

{Verse 1}
  D               G
Worthy of every song we could ever sing
  D                 G
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
  D               G
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
            Bm    G
We live for you

{Verse 2}
  D              G
Jesus the name above every other name
 Bm             G
Jesus the only one who could ever save
  D               G
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
            Bm                G
We live for you, we live for you

{Chorus}
G2                    Em7
Holy, there is no one like you
                D/A
There is none besides you
           Bm7
Open up my eyes in wonder and
G2
Show me who you are and
Em7
Fill me with your heart and
D/A                      Bm7
Lead me in your love to those around me

{Instrumental}
Gmaj7   Em7   G   A   Bm
[Repeat]

{Bridge}
G                A              Bm
I will build my life upon your love
        D/F#
It is a firm foundation
G               A           Bm
I will put my trust in you alone
           D/A
And I will not be shaken [Repeat] 

About this song

Build My Life (written by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman and Pat Barrett) was originally released by Atlanta based worship community Housefires on their album Housefires III in 2016. This followed the release of their previous two albums, which included the familiar modern church anthem, Good Good Father, released in 2014.

When speaking about writing the song, Barratt that it 'is a reminder for us that we can build our life on anything, we have the freedom to build our life on whatever we want. And the invitation of Jesus is to build our lives on things that last.' It encourages us to remove everything else out that’s at the centre of our lives, and put Jesus in the middle, because he’s the one that holds it all together.

Since its release, the song has caught on in churches all across the world, with worship leaders recording their own versions, including Passion, Michael W Smith and Soul Survivor. We love that this song can work in an intimate acoustic set up, as well as in stadiums of thousands, so grab your transposable sheet music and chord charts to help you lead the song wherever you are!

Sheet music is also available for this song