Simple Living


On Vision Sunday back in November we sung a song by the name of Simple Living. It was a great encouragement to think biblically about what we own and how to use it all to love like Jesus. For your encouragement, here’s a recording of our music team playing the song.

The lyrics are as follows;

A rich young man came to ask of Christ:
“Good teacher, will you tell me
What must I do for eternal life?
I’ve kept your laws completely.”
“Sell all you have; give to the poor.
Then heaven’s treasure shall be yours.”
How hard for those who are rich on earth
To gain the wealth of heaven.

Now Jesus sat by the offering gate
As people brought their money.
The rich they filled the collection plate;
The widow gave a penny.
“Now she’s out-given all the rest;
Her gift was all that she possessed.”
Not what you give but what you keep
Is what the King is counting.

Oh teach me Lord to walk this road,
The road of simple living;
To be content with what I own
And generous in giving.
And when I cling to what I have,
Please wrest it quickly from my grasp.
I’d rather lose all the things of earth
To gain the things of heaven.

Yes, I’d rather lose all the things of earth
To gain the things of heaven.


Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend; © 2011 Gettymusic (adm. by and Thankyou Music (adm. worldwide at excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Kingswaysongs, a division of David C Cook –

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3 comments on “Simple Living
  1. peter yock says:

    Sounding great musos – nice to hear some old friends keeping on keeping on with singing the gospel.

  2. mark tirris says:

    I want my ipod full of music from the SCPC band (so keep it coming).

    After Christian Rap this is my next listening choice!

  3. sarah says:

    Nice work. Best lyrics. And well performed guys, love the harmonies and clapping on the last verse!

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