Sovereign Grace – All I have is Christ

Thought I would just briefly share a song that has filled my mind all day for the last week or so. Text is copied and pasted from Sovereign Grace Ministries. As William said to me – what a powerful refrain.

Those of you who knew me a little younger than I am today will know that I used to be a Nightwish fan (among other things). This meant all sorts of cultural/emotional/spiritual detours that go along with Scandinavian operatic metal (and other things). In case you can’t tell, that’s gone, or at least I really really want it to be. Fantasy has nothing on grace.

…But for my body of death. God, teach me how to live out my salvation.

All I Have Is Christ
By Jordan Kauflin

as recorded on Looked Upon


I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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