All I Have Is Christ

25 Apr

Last year at Next conference, Devon Kaufflin and Na band sang this song called “All I Have is Christ”. I first heard it yesterday, and I literally have not been able to stop listening. It is so inspiring, so biblical, so moving and so true.

I’m really tired of shallow Christian songs that we sing on Sunday mornings. Some songs seem like they could be sung on the radio by the Backstreet Boys. Most of the words in modern songs are true, but we’ve forgotten theology in our contemporary Christian music. Songs like this one brings biblical theology and music together so beautifully.

Here are the lyrics:

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.

Let’s not forget theology in our music.

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One Response to “All I Have Is Christ”

  1. joyinthevalley April 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    well said! Theology in the song does two things.
    1-It raises our eyes to God and Christ so that we view Him and ourselves rightfully.
    2-It avoids an emotional response based solely on warm feelings. If you are to respond emotionally to God you must do it in Spirit and TRUTH!

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