Simple Living

Writer(s): Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

Theme(s): God's Attributes

Tempo: Medium

Ministry(s): ThankYou Music

Recommended Key(s): D#/Eb

Scripture Reference(s): Luke 21: 1-3

Verse 1
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
Verse 2
Now Jesus sat by the off'ring gate
As people brought their money
The rich they filled the collection plate
The widow gave a penny
"Now she's outgiven all the rest
Her gift was all that she possessed."
Not what you give but what you keep
Is what the King is counting
Verse 3
O 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
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