30 Nigerian Praise and Worship Songs with Tonic Solfa for Music leaders, singers, and Musicians

30 Nigerian Praise and Worship Songs with Tonic Solfa for Music leaders, singers, and Musicians

Introduction:

Praise worship songs and choruses are melodious tunes incorporated into church music in Nigeria, and in other churches around the world. Christians from Nigeria take along with them some of these songs and practically use them in the culture they found themselves, irrespective of the church denominations.

Some of these songs are recorded on tapes and posted online, while the sources of a few are unknown.

Out of a huge number of these beautiful songs, we have written ‘30 Nigerian Praise-worship songs with tonic solfa’ for musicians and worship leaders who would need to play them on their instruments and sing as well. The songs are already in use for worship services in the churches and other outdoor programmes. We try as much as possible to notate the melodies to a near-perfect, for the copyright songs, and the songs by the unknown authors.

There could be one or few notes that are not quite sounding close to the way you may have known the songs; this could be easily changed with the aid of your instrument.

With the melodies written in tonic solfa, without the beat signs,  that could be a bit challenging, though helpful if the performer has a fore-knowledge of the songs and listen to the audio recordings.

SONGS AND TONIC SOLFA

A huge compilation of Nigerian praise and worship songs and tonic solfa, suitable for worship leaders, musicians and singers.

  1. We give you glory Lord, as we honour you

We give you glory lord as we honor you

You are wonderful; you are worthy, O Lord

You are wonderful; you are worthy, O Lord

         © Uche Agu

d d r m m m r m f m /2ce

s s f r d m m r m f m

s s f r d m d tᵢ d r d   (lower note- tᵢ)

 

  1. You are Yahweh, eh eh eh, You are Yahweh } 2ce

You are Yahweh Alpha and Omega

You are Yahweh Alpha and Omega

© Steve Crown

s s d¹ t l t d¹ l l s f s } 2ce       (d¹- upper note doh)

d m s r m d lᵢ(d)* d f m        *optional for chorus

m m s r m d d d r d

(m m s r m d d m d d) vocalist often changed the notes

 

  1. Alpha my beginning

Omega my very end,

You are worthy to be praised

Only You, only You.

 

O o, only You, O o o o, only You

You are worthy to be praised

Only You, only You.

© Femi Okunuga

 

m m  r m f m m

s f m s f m r

s f m d r m f

f r d   m r d

 

s l s f m  s l s m r

s f m d r m f

f r d m r d

 

  1. You are here moving in our midst

I worship you, I worship you.

You are here working in this place,

I worship You, I worship You.

 

Way maker, miracle worker

Promise keeper, Light in darkness

My God that is who you are.

 

© Sinach

 

m s l   l l l s m

d s d r d m d lᵢ  (lᵢ – lower note lah)

 

d¹ r d l  s l l l s m

d s d r d m d lᵢ

 

d d sᵢ d d d d sᵢ d d d sᵢ

d d r m d r  m r d r m d lᵢ

 

  1. You are God from beginning to the end,

There’s no place for argument

You are God all by Yourself.

 

You’ve got times and seasons in Your hands,

You called for light out of darkness,

You don’t need a man to be the God You are,

But You have chosen to call me Your own.

© Nathaniel bassey

 

 

sᵢ sᵢ d d r m r d tᵢ lᵢ

f f f f m r d

d d d tᵢ lᵢ tᵢ d

 

m f s d f m r d lᵢ

s s s f m m r

m f s s s d f m r d lᵢ

sᵢ m r d sᵢ d m r d d

 

 

  1. The bread of life is from You

The Bread of Life is You.

Mountains bow before You,

All the angels worship You.

 

O….ooooo! Yea, Lord we honour You’

Ooo! Ooo! Yea, Great and Mighty King.

 

 

Alagbara, you are the mighty God

Eyin la tobiju, you are the glorious God

© Onos Ariyo

 

f f f m r m m

s r m r d l

f f f m r m m

s s r m r d l

 

d… r d m r m    r

r m r d l

 

m f f m  d r d m d r

d r r m d lᵢ   d r d m d l

 

  1. From east to west, no other god

From north to south, I say there is no other god

Source: unknown

 

s l s m s r m f

f s f r s s r r f m r d

 

  1. I’m serving the God of miracle

I know, yes I know

I’m serving the God of miracle

I know yes I know

Source: unknown

 

sᵢ d d d m d r d lᵢ

sᵢ d m d r

s m m d m d r d lᵢ

s d m r d

 

  1. We lift your name, higher

We lift your name, higher

We lift your name, higher

We lift your name, higher.

Source: unknown

 

s s m s d d

s s m s f f

f f m f m r r r

s s r m r d d

 

  1. Glory be to the Lord, Halleluyah

Glory be to the Lord, halleluyah.

© Source unknown

 

m s f m f r s s s s

m s f m f r d d d d

 

  1. Casting crowns, lifting hands,

bowing hearts is all we’ve come to do

Adonai Adonai adonai You reign on high

We will rise in your Name

Adonai You reign on high

© Nathaniel Bassey

 

d¹ t l   d t l    l s m   s s s d r

d¹ t l    d t l    l s m  s s s d r

 

  1. You are great yes you are Holy One

You walked upon the sea you raised the dead

You reign in majesty mighty one

Everything written about you is great

 

Chorus: You are great (echo) you are great

You are great (echo) you are great

You are great (echo) you are great

You are great

You are great, (echo) you are great

You are great, (echo) you are great

Everything written about you is great

© Steve Crown

 

m f s s d d d¹ l f

m s s l s m m m d r

m s s d d d¹ l f

l l s s s f m r tᵢ d

Chorus

d r m (echo) d r m

r m f    (echo) r m f

d r m (echo) d r m

t d r

d r m (echo) d r m

r m f (echo) r m f

l l s s s f m r tᵢ d

 

  1. Something more than gold /2ce

I’ve got something more than gold

If all I have is Jesus I’ve got something more than gold

I’ll tell it to the world Jesus is more than gold.

© Mercy Chinwo

 

d¹ d¹ t s l

l d¹ s s f r m

m f m r d d m s r r r d r m

f m d s s d r tᵢ d

 

14) We are the chosen generation called forth to show his excellence.

All I require for life God has given me I know who I am

I know who God says I am what he says I am

Where he says I am I know who I am

 

I’m working in power, I’m working in miracles

I live a life of favor

I know who I am

 

I’m working like a wonder

It doesn’t matter what you see now

I see his Glory I know who I am

 

Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh I know who I am }2ce.

 

© Sinach

 

d d lᵢ d lᵢ d lᵢ d d      tᵢ tᵢ tᵢ d tᵢ tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ

d d lᵢ d lᵢ d lᵢ d d      tᵢ tᵢ tᵢ d tᵢ tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ

d d r m r d lᵢ r m r d sᵢ

r m r d r tᵢ d tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ

 

m l l l l m l l l s s    m s m s m r d r

tᵢ d tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ

 

l s f m s d m r tᵢ d tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ

l l l d d d r l t d d d r s

s d m r d r t d t l l

 

l s f m s d m r t d t l l .

 

  1. Receive our praise, o Lord

Receive our praise, o Lord

Glory and honor, we give unto you

Receive our praise, o Lord.

Source: unknown

 

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

m m r m r d r d lᵢ d

m s f m r d

 

  1. You are the pillar that holds my life /2ce

(You are the) Master Jesus You are the pillar that holds my life

Master Jesus You are the pillar that holds my life.

© Source unknown

 

m m m m s f m r   2ce

(d d r) m r d t  lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ d t r d m

m r d t  lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ lᵢ d t r d

 

 

17) Yes you are the Lord, Most High

Yes you are the Lord Most High.

©Denzel Prempeh

 

d r m d lᵢ r d

d r m d tᵢ r d

 

 

18) Higher higher everyday

I lift my Jesus higher everyday 2ce.

Source: unknown

 

m m m m m m r

d m r d t  lᵢ lᵢ r r d.

 

  1. Praising the Lord always

Praising the Lord always

Praising the Lord with all my heart

Praising the Lord with all my heart always

Hallelujah my Lord is good

Hallelujah my Lord is good

Hallelujah my Lord is good, he’s good to me.

Source: unknown

 

s s s m r d

s s s r l s

s s s m d r m f

l  l  l  s  l  s  f  m  r  d

 

s s f m    d d m r

f f m r      r r f m

s s f m      m m s f

f m r d

 

  1. Lift him up, Higher

Lift him up, Higher

My Lord is good I will lift him up, higher

Anywhere I go I will lift him up, higher

Source: unknown

 

s l s  m m

s l s  m m

s  d¹  t  l  d¹  d¹  t  r¹  d¹  s  s  (d¹ r¹- upper notes- octave)

d¹  d¹  s  m  f  l  l  s  l  s  m m

 

  1. Who has the final say?

Jehovah has the final say

 

Jehovah turns my life around

Jehovah turns my life around

He makes a way where there is no way

Jehovah has the final say.

© Source unknown

 

d¹ s m l l s

m s m r d r r d

 

m s m s m s m s

m s m s m s m r

d d d m r d lᵢ lᵢ d

m s m r d r r d

 

  1. It is well, it is well, and it is well in the name of Jesus

It is well with my soul today.

© Buchi

 

d  d  d  r  r  r  m  m  m  s  s  f  m  r

d d d tᵢ d r tᵢ d

 

  1. Miracle worker, You are the miracle worker

Come and do a miracle, a miracle today

Come and do a miracle, a miracle today.

 

Your name is Yahweh, Your name is Yahweh

You are the miracle working God, Your name is Yahweh.

© Glowreeyah Braimah

 

m  m  m  r  d      d  d  r  m  m  m  r  d

s  s  m  s  f  m  r    d  d  d  r  m

m  m  r  m  f  m  r  d  d  d  tᵢ d

 

d d m s m     s d¹ t l s

s  s  s  d¹  d¹  d¹  s  m  d  m  f  m  r  d

 

  1. Adonai, we worship you

Son of God, You are so good,

Almighty God hallowed be Your name

Your dominion is forever more.

Source: unknown

 

sᵢ  d  m  r  d  tᵢ  d

d  m  s  s  m  f  r

s  s  f  m  m  m  r  d  f

sᵢ  d  m  m r  r  d  tᵢ  d

 

  1. You have done so much for me, I cannot tell it all – na rekele mo

If I have ten thousands tongues, it still won’t be enough – na rekele mo

Chukwu Na po gba yele when you heal you heal completely – na rekele mo

Chukwu Na ro bimo isi ikendu le – narekelemo.

 

 

What shall I render unto Jehovah?

for he has done so very much for me

What shall I render unto Jehovah?

for he has done so very much for me

Nara Nara e narekele na rekele mo.

 

©Tim Godfrey

 

m f s s s s s m f m r d lᵢ – sᵢ d tᵢ r d

m f s s s s s m f m r d lᵢ – sᵢ d tᵢ r d

d¹ d¹ s l s m s  f f m r d r l¹ – sᵢ d tᵢ r d

 

s m s d¹ d¹  s s m s f

s t t t l s s l s m

s m s d¹ d¹ s s m s f

s t t t l s s l t d¹

 

d m r f lᵢ d r d lᵢ

sᵢ d tᵢ r d

 

  1. Onise iyanu, You are the God of awesome wonders, I’ve tasted of your power

Onise iyanu You have shown me so much mercies much more than I deserve

 

Omnipotent omniscience the One that does great things

Creation bows in awe of You, as we’ve come to give You praise

The word You speak turn things around

Your outstretched arm has lifted me

You took away the chains and colt that held me bound.

 

Bridge

Onise onise /repeat

Iyanu iyanu/ repeat

© Nathaniel Bassey

 

m s s d l l  l t d¹ t l s s m

d¹ d¹ t l s s r

m s s d l l  l t d¹ t l s s m  d¹ d¹ t l s s

s s d d s l d d  d r m r d m r

s s d d s l d d  d r m r d m r

 

s f m d s f m m

s f m r d d r m

s f m d s f m m s l t t

 

Bridge

l d d (echo) l d d /repeat

…..

 

 

  1. This is the day that the Lord has made

I will rejoice and be glad in it

This is the day that the Lord, the Lord has made.

Source: unknown

 

d d s m d tᵢ lᵢ f r

d d s m d tᵢ lᵢ f r

d d s m d tᵢ lᵢ lᵢ f r d

 

  1. Jesus is a mighty God, he’s a mighty God} 2ce

All powers bow before him, he’s a mighty God.

Source: unknown*

 

d¹ d¹ d¹ t l l s   s s l l s } 2ce

s s s f r m d  d d r r d

 

  1. All thanks we give to You Lord

All thanks we give to You Lord

All thanks we give to you Lord, we give to you Lord, we give to you Lord

All thanks we give to you Lord we give to you Lord, we give to you Lord

Source: unknown*

 

sᵢ d d d r d tᵢ

sᵢ r r r m r d

s m m m d tᵢ lᵢ

f f r lᵢ d   s s s l s f

s m m m d tᵢ lᵢ  f f r lᵢ d

m m tᵢ r d

 

© for Tonality Music School

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