So glorious, So glorious
Give glory to the glorious
Glory to the glorious
I fall, at, Your feet, oh God
I fall, at, Your feet
Written by Samuel Lane
© 2012 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)
Glorious is a simple little song that came out of a spontaneous time of worship in Brazil. I was out there traveling around a bit with some brazilian guys I met out there and we led worship in some crazy places. One minute I was off the beaten track leading at a little youth camp with dodgy electrics and a bouncing stage, and the next I was in Brazilian parliament having to scan my guitar so that I could go through security into a 24//7 prayer and worship meeting! There was one particular moment in a baptist church in Curitiba where we led worship (also happened to be the place I electrocuted myself plugging in my pedalboard, my left arm was buzzing for half an hour!), and the Holy Spirit broke through and the presence of God was incredibly tangible in the room. One of those moments where you’re not sure what to do in fear of getting in the way. So really it was a response to the awe of the Holy Spirit. All I could say for about 20 minutes was ‘so glorious, give glory to the glorious’.
I tried for a while to develop it a bit more as a song and there was a chorus I used for a bit that worked pretty well, but we just felt that simplifying it would make it more accessible. It’s one of those songs that works really great pared down to one acoustic and voice, and can be tagged on anywhere. It doesn’t have to be the epic, building creature that it became on ‘The Fire’.