I've always found it interesting that the one last thing Jesus asked of the rich young ruler (Luke 18) was to sell all that he had and give it away. Jesus could see his heart and know what one thing the man was still holding onto. But it is ironic, isn't it, that Jesus' answer to "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" was, "give it all away." I mean - yeah? Really? Perhaps giving it all away requires believing "he rewards those who diligently seek him."

This song is about a rich young ruler I know personally in this life. However, he answered the call. He gave it all away. His understanding of God was simple and incomplete (so is mine). But the knowledge he held was honored perfectly. He took what he had, what he'd worked hard to have, and he opened his hand and let it all go.


D                 G                D
I kinda doubt God ever finds much fault

         Bm                        Em
With the one who gives everything away    

          Bm                     Em
Instead of storing all of their crap up

        A              A7             D
For the once appointed dark and rainy day.


          G                D
Now it’s pouring—Hear the lightening

          G          A
Feel the thunder—But wipe the rain away

     D                G                        
Your umbrella—Is his love dear

    A                 G     A     D
You are the one who— gave it all away.

 A                           G       A   D
You lived like the One who —gave it all away.



They always say God sees the heart and soul

Knows the things we love and what we hope

Finds the life like Christ not lived in vain

He knows you covered others in the rain.


I think I know what God looks like up close

Holding onto all that matters most

Now I see that giving has got to be more blessed

And oh, how sweet must be the giver’s rest!