“Great You Are,” which Smith co-wrote with Jeff Sojka and Matt Armstrong, sings of God’s worthy praise, recalling Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey as people greeted Him with palm branches. Smith and his co-writers leaned on Scripture that reminds us that the rocks will cry out if we fail to praise Him.
“I was just so moved by the idea that if I’m silent, the Lord will still find a way to be worshipped,” Jordan Smith exclaims. “He won’t miss out on anything because we don’t give Him the glory or the recognition or the worship He deserves. But I want so badly to be a part of that.”He continues, “I’m really excited that this is the first single, and people get to hear that statement from me, and then people get to sing that statement as a commitment to God.
“Great You Are” is the pinnacle of everything Smith has ever wanted to do. “Connecting people to God just feels natural, and it feels free, and it feels easy,” he admits. “I want people to experience the Holy Spirit. I want them to be uplifted, and I want them to feel God’s love and His acceptance through my music, even if they don’t know what that is, even if they don’t understand that’s what they’re experiencing. My lifelong dream is to be able to make music for the church and to just experience heaven with people.