Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

I am always on the lookout for new music to sing either in personal times of devotion and worship, or in the setting of corporate worship. My hope is to find solid, Christ-centered, Biblical music that will uplift and teach, as well as being easily singable as an individual and by a congregation. That’s a lot of boxes to check.

But I think I found another.

The song’s title is the title of this post: Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me. It was written by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson for St Paul’s Castle Church, in Sydney, Australia. If you want to do a little more reading about the scriptural references and teaching of the song, I’d highly encourage you read this article from the Berean Test website, it is thorough and incredibly helpful.

Rarely do you find a new song these days that is so beautifully exalts the sufficiency of Christ, that conveys the richness of believers’ blessing in Him, and calls us to hope and faith in Him.

I’ve provided a link to a recording of the song, and the lyrics are given below. Learn this one, let it be your prayer and praise. May we join in declaring “our hope is only Jesus, all the glory evermore to him, when the race is complete still my lips shall repeat: ‘Yet not I but through Christ in me.'”

Verse 1

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 2

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Saviour he will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 3

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 4

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me

© 2018 CityAlight Music

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