Sunday Singables: "All I Have Is Christ"

"All I Have Is Christ" by Jordan Kauflin, released on The Gathering by Sovereign Grace Music (2011)

As I looked through my past Singable posts I was shocked to see that I hadn't featured this song yet. This has become one of my favorites as it causes us to reflect on the singular need every human has, Jesus Christ.

Why I recommend this song for worship-

What is the story of your salvation? What did God save you from? What has He saved you to? This song tells the spiritual side of all our salvation stories. We once were lost in darkest night, thinking we had the truth. We had no hope on our own, but because of the grace of God we have been saved from our sin and adopted as one of God's children. This is the heart of the gospel and truth we need to remind ourselves of daily. Singing these truths will implant them deep in our hearts. The chorus of this song really says it all: "Hallelujah! All I Have is Christ..." In a culture that tries to tells us we need so much more, this truth needs to be sung.

Suggestions for corporate worship-

I would recommend singing this in the key of D. The verses and chorus cover a wide range of notes, and this key seems to be the best fit, plus it is easier on your beginner instrumentalists. The sheet I've posted below has a few harmony parts written in during the chorus. These add a nice variety to the straight melody and will give your altos something to sing in case the melody is too high. While the chorus is incredibly powerful, try not to over sing it. We typically end by singing it a total of three times: twice as written then a final quieter chorus, sometimes with just the voices. It is pretty high for the average singer, so don't wear them out. However, sing this as the Spirit leads. If you want to sing this chorus 20 times and can handle it vocally, go for it. I can think of few other phrases that I need to sing over and over again like this one: "Hallelujah! All I have is Christ! Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!."

(just click & copy/paste this into a document to print and play along)

This song is available to download from Amazon and iTunes


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