Song: "Jesus, You Gave It All"
Album: Touching Heaven, Changing Earth
Artist: Darlene Zschech/Hillsong
One of my absolute favorite things in this world is hearing an awesome worship song for the first time, then finding out that it's already ten or fifteen years old. That's what Christian Music Discovery is all about: taking these gems of God-inspired music and sharing them so that they can bless the people of God.
That being said, I present to you one such song: "Jesus, You Gave It All" by Darlene Zschech (though you can tell that the whole Hillsong crew is there with her).
I absolutely love this song. Everything about this song is perfect, from the intro, to that recurring lick/progression, to the heavy bass (Hillsong has never been afraid of bass or distortion), to the hook at the end and the guitar solo. I love that Darlene always gives herself completely over in worship and literally gives it all.
It is also a fantastic reminder for every point in life: feel like living the Christ life (not a typo) is too hard? Jesus gave it ALL for you; does it feel like God has forgotten you? Well, Jesus gave it all for YOU. Feel like you're not worthy of God's love? Hey, Jesus GAVE it all for you.
No matter where we are in life, you can be comforted by remembering that Jesus gave it all for you. Let's celebrate that!
Now, as a bonus, I included this clip I found of them doing it live. You'll see what I'm talking about in giving yourself over in worship.