Solfa Notations, Chord Progression and Lyrics of Nigerian Popular Christian Praise and Worship Songs




  • Nara Ekele by Tim Godfrey Ft Travis 
  • Greene
  • Excess Love by Mercy Chinwo
  • Eze by Mercy Chinwo
  • Chinedum by Mercy Chinwo
  • Ekueme by Prospa Ochimana Ft Nwachukwu
  • Casting Crowns by Nathaniel Bassey
  • Baba: Open the floodgates in Abundance by Sonnie Badu
  • Jesus the Center of it All by Eben
  • Most High by Flavour Ft Semah G. Weifur

Nara Ekele by Tim Godfrey Ft Travis Greene


Verse 1 – Travis Greene

He’s done so much for me
d s s s s s
I cannot tell it all
m f m r d l,
Narakele Mo (take my thanksgiving)
s, d t, r d
If I had ten thousand tongues
d d s s s s s
It still won’t be enough
m f m r d l,
Narakele mo (take my thanksgiving)
s, d t, r d
Chukwu na gwom o ria le (God that heals my sickness/disease)
d’ d’ s l s m s
when You heal You heal completely
f m f m f m r d l,
Nara ekele mo (take my thanksgiving)
s, d t, r d
Chukwu mara obim o (God that knows my heart)
s s m m r m
isi ikendu le (living water)
m f m r d r
nara ekele mo (take my thanksgiving)
s, d t, r d


Pre-chorus: Travis Greene and Tim Godfrey

What shall I render to Jehovah?
s m s d’ d’ s m s f
for he has done so very much for me
s t t t l s s l s m
What shall I render to Jehovah?
s m s d’ d’ s m s f
for he has done so very much for me
s t t t l s s l t d’


Chorus: Travis Greene and Tim Godfrey

Nara nara e, Narakele (take, take, take thanksgiving)
d m r f l, d r d l,
Narakele Mo (take my thanksgiving)
s, d t, r d
Nara nara e, Narakele (take, take, take thanksgiving)
d’ m’ r’ f’ l d’ r’ d’ l
Narakele Mo (take my thanksgiving)
s d’ t r’ d’


Chord Progression

The chord was revolving around the progression: 1 – 4 – 1 – 5 – 1 (doh – fah – doh – soh – doh)
He’s done so much for me
doh
I cannot tell it all
fah
Narakele Mo (take my thanksgiving)
Doh soh doh


Excess Love by Mercy Chinwo






Your Love is kind


m r d l


Your Love is Patient


s f m r t,


You feel my heart


m r d l


With so much Peace and Joy


d s s m d r


You’re Amazing


r m l, d


You make my life feel brand New


s m d s f m t,


You’re Amazing


r m l, d


You make my life feel brand New


s m d s f m t,


[Chorus]


Jesus You Love Me Too Much o


d’ t l d’ t l s f


Too much o, too much o


s f m… s f m


Excess Love o


f f m r


Chord Progression
The chord was revolving around the progression: 1 4 6 5


Bmaj – Emaj – G#min – F#maj


doh – fah – lah – soh


Eze by Mercy Chinwo
Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi


s m m f m r d r m


Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi.


s m m f m r d t, d


Eze mo o, Odighi Onye dika Gi


d’ s l s m f m r d r m


Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi.


s m m f m r d t, d








Chord Progression
Eb – F – Dm – Gm – Eb – F – Bb


fah – soh – mi – lah – fah – soh – doh





Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi


doh ray mi


Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi


doh soh doh


Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi


doh ray mi


Eze, Odighi Onye dika Gi


doh soh doh


Chinedum by Mercy Chinwo






Anywhere You lead me I’ll go


m m m m s l s f m


Cause You’re the way, truth and the Life


m m m m s l s m r


Jesus


s f


You never leave nor forsake me


l, l, t, d t, l, s, m, r_m


Chorus
Except, You build a house


m s f m r m


The builders build in vain


s f m r m


Me I go follow You dey go


m m m s s s d r


Anywhere You lead me, I go go


s s s s s.. s s d r


Jesus…!


s f


My life is for Your glory


m f m r d d d


Your Glory


d d d


(Chinedum mo – d s l s)





Taking me higher eh eh


s s f m r t,…d r


(Chinedum mo – d s l s)





Jesus


m l,


You never leave me nor forsake me


l, l, t, d t, l, s, m, r_m


(Chinedum mo – d s l s)





You’ve taken me higher eh eh eh


s d’ d’ t l s r s


Jesus,


s f m r s f


My Life is for Your glory


m f m r d d d


(Chinedum mo – d s l s)


Lead Guitar Line
m s f m r – r f m r d t,


s s m f m r d l,


s s m f m r d d


Chord Arrangement (for instrumentalists)
The song was sung on the key of D (maj)


The chord progression was basically between three chords: Dmajor, Gmajor and Amajor


Ekueme by Prospa Ochimana Ft Nwachukwu






Onye Nwe anyi Ezitewo our God that sent


l l s s f r m m


Ndi Mmoziya ka ha nonyere anyi His angels to come be with us


l l s s f r m m


You are The Living God O!


s m d f r m t,


Eze, No one like YOU king


s m f r t, d


Ekwueme ! Ekwueme !!The ONE who says and does it!!


s l f s m f r m


Ekwueme ! Ekwueme !!


s l f s m f r m


You are the living God o!


s m d f m r t,


Eze, no one like You. {x2}


s m f r t, d


Chord Progression
The chord was revolving around the progression: 4 5 1 4 5 1 6 5 4 5 1
fah – soh – doh – fah – soh – doh – lah – soh – fah – soh – doh


For Example


Ekuweme o Ekwueme
fah soh doh
Ekuweme o Ekwueme
fah soh doh
You are the living god
lah soh
Eze No one like you
fah soh doh


Casting Crowns by Nathaniel Bassey






Casting crown


d’ t l


Lifting hands


d’ t l


Bowing heart


l s m


Its all we’ve come to do


m s s s d r


Adonai


d’ t l


Adonai


d’ t l


Adonai


l s m


You reign on high


s s d r


you reign on high


r r m d


Chord progression
A recurring 2-4-1-5 progression on the key of F


Chords used: Gmin, Bbmaj, Fmaj and Cmaj


2 – Gmin (G Bb D) – re chord (re fa la)
4 – Bbmaj (Bb D F) – fa chord (fa la do)
1 – Fmaj (F A C) – do chord (do mi so)
5 – Cmaj (C E G) – so chord (so ti re)




Baba: Open the floodgates in Abundance by Sonnie Badu






Baba, we’re in Your presence, let it rain


m s s s m f l, f m r m

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Your rain, let it fall on me


s m r s s s f m


We’re in Your presence, let it rain


s l s s f m f f m r m


Oh, Your rain, let it fall on me


s m m r s, d r d t, d


Chord Progression
On the Key of Fmaj


1 Fmaj doh


4 Bbmaj fah


5 Cmaj Soh


Jesus the Center of it All by Eben






At the center of it all
m s l l l s s m
It’s you that I see
m d r m r
It’s you that I see
d r r m l, {X 2}
There is power in your name
l l l l l s s
Miracles happen in your name
t t t t l s l
As we lift our voice in praise
m s l l l s s m
It’s You that I see
m r d r m r
It’s You that I see
d r r m l, {X 3 for the chorus}
Chord Progression
The chord was revolving around the progression: 4 1 5 6
Csus2-Gmaj-Emaj-Dmaj
fah-doh-soh-lah




Most High by Flavour Ft Semah G. Weifur






Lord you are the most high
s s s s s d
Hallowed be thy name
s s f m r
Lord you are the most high
r r r r m f l,
Hallowed be thy name
f f m r d [x2]


[Semah Weifur]


You tell me say make l no worry
d m r m m m m d s,


That everything’s gonna be Ok
d m r m m m m r d r


You are the father to the fatherless
r r r r r r s f f


The miracle working God
m f f f m r d


You make the blind man to see
d m r m m d s,


You make the cripple man to walk
d m r m m d r


You are the lily of Galilee
r r r r r r s f f


You make impossible possible
f f m r r m d d


Chord Progression
The chord was revolving around the progression: 1 5 4
Amaj-Emaj-Dmaj
Doh-soh-fah



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