Sunday Singables: "Nothing In All the Earth"
"Nothing In All the Earth" by Joel Sczebel, released on Grace Has Come by Sovereign Grace Music (2013)
Why I Recommend this song for worship-
I've been waiting to post this song ever since I first heard it at the Worship God conference back in August. It is one of those songs that matches tune and text in an excellent way. One of the most encouraging passages in Romans is the end of chapter 8, which this song is based on. It expresses that great truth of our unbreakable bond to Christ through his death and resurrection. This is the kind of truth our hurting hearts need to hear and sing and shout out in worship. It also flows from the admonishment from Colossians 3:16 to teach one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. What better way to do this than to sing actual scripture to each other? Be encouraged as you listen to this song, and remember that nothing can tear us from the everlasting arms of our gracious and saving God!
Suggestions for worship-
This song is available in two different keys from Sovereign Grace's website. The key of G is the recorded key. That one goes about as high as I would recommend for congregational worship. They also offer it in E which is a little easier for the average person to sing (both are linked below). The rhythm of the chorus can be a bit hard to pick up as well, but it is worth learning. I've found that clapping on beats 2 and 4 help a lot, and if you aren't a part of a clapping church, it should be easy enough to pick up after singing it through a few times.
I'm not sure how long this deal will last, but for now you can download this song for free from Sovereign Grace's website. You'll find that in the list of links below. I hope this song serves you well.