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Friday, July 28, 2006

"All I Owe" lyrics.

I've noticed (by way of my blog's StatCounter) that a lot of people find my blog by searching for "All I Owe lyrics" or "Matthew Smith All I Owe," and I also frequently get emails asking for the lyrics and chords for that song.

"All I Owe" was first recorded on my EP Even When My Heart Is Breaking (available in the right column of this blog, up near the top), and a new recording of it will be on my album (curiously titled All I Owe), releasing this October. I plan on making the chord charts/lead sheets available closer to the release of the album. Sign up on my email list or become my friend on MySpace if you'd like to be kept updated.

I could also use your help-- I'd love to hear stories of how you've used this song in worship, what it has meant to you personally, etc. I may use a few of your stories and comments as I begin spreading the word about the new album. Just leave a comment on this post, and include your first name, city, and state. Thanks to all of you who have already let me know how this song has encouraged you. If you haven't heard it yet, the EP version is streaming on my MySpace page.

All I Owe

Words by Robert Murray McCheyne and Matthew Smith
Music by Matthew Smith

© 2002 detuned radio music (ASCAP)

When this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o'er life's finished story,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

All I owe you paid for me
From all I owe I’ve been set free
And all I owe proves your great mercy to me

When I stand before your throne,
Dressed in beauty not my own,
When I see you as you are
Love you with unsinning heart,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

All I owe you paid for me
From all I owe I’ve been set free
And all I owe proves your great mercy to me

Chosen not for good in me,
Wakened up from wrath to flee,
Hidden in the Savior's side,
By the Spirit sanctified,
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
By my love, how much I owe.

All I owe you paid for me
From all I owe I’ve been set free
And all I owe proves your great mercy to me

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Mccheyne and have always wanted to use this hymn in worship. But Mount Zion is a tough tune and one that people aren't used to. Thanks for the musical upgrade to a tremendous hymn by a godly man.

7:06 AM

 
Blogger jc said...

i've heard of the song the first time at church tonight. I almost cried as I sang this moving song. Not until heaven will we know how much we owe.

Matt,
Tried to listen to your version, but the link didn't work. kindly contact me.

2:58 AM

 
Anonymous Matt Sees said...

I didn't realize until today that this hymn was written by McCheyne... one more reason to love it.

As much as I like the sound, I think you've done even more for the song (& those who hear it) by the chorus you've added. McCheyne's words never actually clarify that we've been set free from all we owe, and that desperately needs to be communicated.

Great work - I'd love to see the lead sheet when it's available.

6:39 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Matthew,

Thanks for posting the "All I Owe" song lyrics (and I finally found the chords on an IG forum).

But when people are searching for "All I Owe" lyrics/chords, they may be searching for the ALBUM "All I Owe" not just the song. That was the case with me! Great album, by the way...

So, where ARE all the rest of the song lyrics and chords posted? IG freely gives. Red Mountain freely gives. How about Matthew Smith???

Signed,
A Worship Leader in North Carolina

4:43 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this song in a church service 2 weeks ago. As someone who is still trying to find Christ in his life I found your music moving and it has lead me to more of your music and to Gospel music in general. Thanks for what you do. Best wishes to you in the Lord's work.

4:26 AM

 
Blogger Fish with Trish said...

Matthew,

I love this song. It's so sound and glorifying to God. My husband just learned it and is going to play it at church (www.sovjoy.com)a week from this Sunday.

Make more songs, brother!

Trish

8:36 PM

 

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