Sunday Singables: "Nothing But The Blood"

"Nothing But The Blood" by Matt Redman, released on Facedown (2004)

Why I recommend this song for worship-

Matt Redman is one of my favorite worship artists. I really enjoy a lot of his music. Songs like Blessed Be Your Name, Let Everything That Has Breath, Holy, and The Heart of Worship are just a few of his songs we consistently sing in my ministry. He has a way of combining deep theology with affectionate melodies, and this song is no exception. The chorus shares a lot of lyrics with the traditional hymn Nothing But the Blood of Jesus. However, the verses answer the question of why all we need is the blood of Christ. The imagery of Christ's righteousness speaking for us, testifying of grace, and enabling our bold approach to the Father's throne is just one example. The melody matches the depth of the words and enables us to sing with reverence and awe regarding Christ's sacrifice.

Changes I've Made-

The thing you need to be careful about with this song is its range. The verses are a bit low and the chorus goes pretty high. So, if you start it too high, the chorus becomes unsingable for most and vice verse if you start with the chorus too low. I recommend the key of A, which I've attached below. Other than that it is up to you how many times you repeat the chorus or the verses. We typically sing it in the order marked at the top of the sheet. You might also find this song under the title Nothing But Your Blood. This song works well before communion or after a message about the cross. I hope it is an encouragement to you.

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