Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All My Life (At the Cross)

I wrote this song about a few months ago, around the same time as "This World Has Nothing for Me". Both songs are centered around the theme of losing all things for the Lord, being crucified with Christ, but this song sprang more out of a meditation on the first part of Galatians 6:14, "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..."

And I stole a line from a great old hymn... I'll let you figure out which one.

(I've also included the chords for this one, in case you care to play along)

(C F G C Am G F C)
All my life I will live
At the cross
At the place you loved me
With all my strength
I will boast in the cross
For the way you loved me there

(Am G F C)
And I am crucified with Christ
And I have found new life
At the cross at the place you loved me

(F Am G C F Am G)
Riches I will heed not, nor man's empty praise
You will be my first love now and always
I will ever praise you, see your hands and feet
You have won my love for eternity


  1. "Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise..."

    Okay, so I knew it came from a hymn, but I had to Google it to discover it came from "Be Thou My Vision" :) Great song, Ben - thanks for sharing.

  2. Been your music is awesome! I host a Christian Music event, and would love to contact you about possibly sharing yout talent with out group. Please contact me as soon as possible at jjchephonette@yahoo.com . We would love to hear you online, or I can play your music while you give comentary to the folks in between. I will say it again, you are awesome.

  3. More harmonica! :)

    Thanks for sharing your life through your music, Ben. It's a blessing.