What A Saviour is a simple yet very powerful song from the Open Heaven / River Wild album. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorites from this album (which is very good all the way through). On the album it is in the key of B, which is suitable for most male vocalists. In our resources, we play it in the key of B (capo 4 using key of G chords)
- Album: Hillsong Worship – Open Heaven / River Wild
- Tempo: 63.5 bpm, 4/4 time
- Album Key: B (male – med/high)
- Listen in iTunes
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The background music in this video is from Pads 3, available here
This is a simple song with four basic chords, and a variation of the C chord (or E in the open B key) – a C6. To play the C6, simply bar your first finger and fret the D and G strings on the 2nd fret.
Chords used in this song
I’ve listed the basic strumming pattern below for this song, but you’ll really want to vary your strumming in this one. It’s a slow ballad so dynamics are very important. Especially in the slower/softer section, you’ll want to strum less. There are also quite a few chord changes that happen after one beat. In these cases, down-strums on the beat will be helpful.
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What A Saviour – Chart Kit – Hillsong Worship arrangement
Arrangement: Hillsong Worship – Open Heaven / River Wild
Keys included: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
Listen on iTunes
On the album, the song is in B which suitable for a male lead. For most male vocalists, use key of A or B. For a female voice, try E, F, or G.
The What A Saviour (Hillsong Worship arrangement) Chord Chart kit includes both Nashville charts and lyric charts in various keys. Your download will be in the form of a .zip file. Extract the file and you will find two folders, ”Lyric Charts and Nashville Charts”.
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