Cross-Centered Worship “All I Have Is Christ”
We have noticed a disturbing trend in the corporate worship songs of the church. Perhaps you have too? It seems that we sing very little about the main point of Christianity. This is due, in large part, to church leaderships desire to be more “sensitive” to those who attend the service but are not Christians.
The research tells us (we are told), that non-Christians don’t really want to hear about sin and guilt and being accountable to a holy God. Hearing about a Savior dying on a bloody cross for their sins is not high on their priority list. To reach them, we must eliminate these topics from our sermons and our songs. Sadly, much of the Evangelical church has mistakenly signed on to this approach. We could not disagree more strongly!
The message of a crucified and risen Savior and the reconciliation that this can bring is the only message the church has! It is the one and only message the church has been entrusted with and that the lost so desperately needs to hear.
As one who has been responsible for leading corporate singing for years,…
I can attest to how frustrating it has become to find songs that are worth singing! There are many out there, but it takes time to find them. Because of this, we have started a new feature at Not For Itching Ears. Each week, we will post one worthy (at least in our opinion) worship song for you to listen to. We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. This weeks selection is “All I Have Is Christ”, by Jordan Kauflin. We hope you enjoy it. After listening to it, please rate it by taking our quick poll. You will find the poll at the bottom of this post.
All I Have Is Christ
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) As heard on “Looked Upon”.
Find the free authorized chord chart to this song here: All I Have Is Christ Chord Chart
Posted on December 22, 2010, in Contemporary Church Culture, The Cross, Worship and tagged All I have is Christ, christianity, cross-centered worship, Иисус Христос, El cristianismo, 耶稣基督, Gospel, Jesus, Jeus Chrystusa, Jeus Христа, Jeus Kristus, Jeusキリスト, Jordan Kauflin, křesťanství, Sovereign Grace Ministries, worship. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
I love it and I am teaching it to our church. Great truths that the heart and mind can really worship to. But I’ve noticed there are different chord renditions on their sheet music.
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