All I Have Is Christ is an example of how a song written for contemporary renditions can be adapted for usage by other groupings.
Originally presented on Sovereign Grace Music’s album The Gathering, a recording of their youth oriented WorshipGod11, a four-part harmony version was prepared and used by the Together For The Gospel Conference, and was featured on a live album of recordings from T4G.
So, instead of four pages of music, we have one.
This makes life much happier for churches who have limited instrumentalists, and who also want congregational voice to be the featured element of sung praise.
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
Music and words by Jordan Kauflin
© 2009 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
Here’s the T4G version, from SGM’s bandcamp page.
And here’s the WorshipGod11 version from SGM’s youtube page.