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

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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

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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

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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

 
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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

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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)

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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

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

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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

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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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  1. Ann

    Please does this solfa notation applies for violin also.
    Just started practicing solfa on the violin thanks

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  2. Tope

    I really appreciate your efforts on the solfa notation and the chords on Eze, Ekwueme, etc. God bless you. You’re doing a good job!

    But I observed that at the bottom of the page it’s too reddish, I have to squeeze my eyes to read them. I mean the font colour.
    Kudos

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  3. Igiri Anthony

    Author i really appreciate u alot for your work on here infact it has really helped alot.a novice becomin an expert you should know dat u hv really done a great thing on here thanks once more but never relent on your good works.may Almighty GOD provid u wit d resources u need to keep these on

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