O For A Thousand + Blessed Be
A note from arranger/composer Don Chapman: I create HymnCharts arrangements to help worship leaders mix their favorite praise and worship songs with classic hymns. In this HymnLink post I’ll show you how you can link my HymnCharts arrangement of O For A Thousand Tongues with Matt Redman’s Blessed Be Your Name.
The final verse of O For A Thousand says:
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.
“The honors of Thy name” transitions thematically into the first lyrics of “Blessed Be Your Name.” Plus, the songs are in the related keys of E and B.
Notice in the sounclip above how the drum loop starts as O For A Thousand ends and helps bridge the gap into the new key. The secret to good worship flow is to not have any dead spaces in your music.