God is So Good
Lyrics and Sheet Music

God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, with two additional versions. 

This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.

Only 5 notes to worry about

Like Mary Had a Little Lamb and Ode to Joy, this song has just five different notes, so it fits into the hand nicely.  Like the lyrics, the melody is predictable, but in a pleasing way...

How nice that the gospel hymn's lyrics are beautiful, too.

A very plain setting

Here is the first new arrangement.  It is just a plain setting, with no lettered notes.  The chords can be struck every time the chord symbol appears above the line.  This way, the rhythm guesswork is taken out of the equation!

God is So Good piano music for beginners

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One of the things that makes this song perfect for beginners is that only five fingers are needed.  No stretching, no finger replacement!

Use notes with letters for beginners

Below is a "helper" version of this song, with just a few of the trickier notes holding letters inside the note heads:

Sheet music for God is So Good with a few lettered notes for the beginner pianist

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LOTS of AlphaNotes

Here's the easiest version of this pretty little hymn, free!

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God is Good lyrics and sheet music for beginner piano

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This popular hymn's lyrics were invented as friends on a car trip rode along,  goes the story.  

One website claims that one lady made up the melody, and soon they were all singing and making up their own verses.  

I have seen more verses than the hymn song lyrics I've put into this sheet music.

Below is an arrangement that is just a bit harder.

It encourages beginning students to add the tonic chord, C, plus the IV and V chords in their smallest forms.

Add little chords in the left hand

These tiny chord fragments are labeled the "G pinch" and "Baby F".

Easy piano song God is So Good

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More challenging arrangements

Now here are two piano arrangements of this hymn in the keys of C and D.

Though they sound and look easy, they require quite a bit of skill to play!  

And a minor chord too

Note that this version, and the lead sheets after, add a minor chord after the IV chord.  

That's the ordinary chord progression for this song, but I decided not to use it with the very easy versions.

Piano arrangement and gospel hymn's lyrics for God is So Good

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Arrangements for other instruments

Here are a couple of lead sheets for violin and other instruments:

Lead sheet for easy hymn "God is So Good"

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Guitar and ukulele

And now, guitar tabs and ukulele tabs for this song... first, guitar tablature, shown here in the key of C:

Guitar tabs for God is Good in the key of C

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Here is the gospel hymn for a C-tuned ukulele:

Ukulele tabs for God is So Good in the key of C


The sheet music links:



Download the simple lead sheet for God is Good



Download the song "God is Good" with a few lettered notes



Here is the link to the easy version with all lettered notes:



Download "God is So Good" with made-easy notes for piano, melody only, with chord symbols above



And with added left hand part:



Download very easy arrangement of God is Good lyrics and piano music with left hand part



The fancier piano arrangements, incorporating a minor chord:



Download hymn song lyrics and music in C



Download gospel hymn's lyrics and sheetmusic in D



The lead sheets:



Download hymn music in the key of C



Download hymn lyrics and music in the key of D major



Here are the guitar tab links:



Download guitar hymn tabs in the key of C



Download guitar sheet music in the key of D for beginners



And the ukulele tabs!



Download ukulele tabs for God is Good hymn




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Jingle Bells - every child knows this one


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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.