“All He Was”

Released December 2022


Christmas isn’t just about the baby in the manger. Christmas is the celebration of when the Hero of history—the One who would save the world—entered the story. It was the moment the Author penned for Him to arrive on stage.

This song is about that Hero and all He was. There’s also a story from my life behind it.

“All He Was”

Words and music: Katie M. Peters

Once outside of time began a story (John 1:1)
It’s been told a thousand times and ways, or more
A virgin birthed and angels sang (Is. 7:14; Luke 1:34; 2:13-14)
The wise men saw and shepherds came (Matt. 2; Luke 2:15-16)
But the hero who lay within her arms
Had already made a sacrifice of love

He was the Maker of the universe (Col. 1:16, John 1:3)
The Master of the stars (Ps. 136:7-9)
The voice of endless power (Gen. 1:3)
And everlasting love (Jer. 31:3)
Before foundations of the world were laid (Rev. 13:8)
Beyond the veil of time (Ps. 90:2)
He knew the world would need a Savior’s touch (Is. 9:2)
So He surrendered all He was (Phil 2:7)

He said that He revealed the face of God (John 14:9)
That’s why the crowds responded to His power and love (Matt. 4:25)
The sick were healed and blind could see (Matt. 4:23 ; Matt. 15:31)
The lame made whole, possessed set free (Matt. 21:14 ; Mark 1:32)
Yet they took Him and nailed Him to a cross (Matt. 27:22-31)
But He prevailed over death and conquered all! (2 Tim. 1:10)

‘Cause He’s the Maker of the universe (Col. 1:16 , John 1:3)
The Master of the stars (Ps. 136:7-9)
The voice of endless power (Gen. 1:3)
And everlasting love (Jer. 31:3)
Since the foundations of the world were laid
Beyond the bounds of time
He rules as everlasting Lord of all (Phil. 2:9-10)
Yet He surrendered all He was… (Luke 4:17-21)

To bring good news to the afflicted (Is. 61:1)
And peace for the broken (Is. 61:1)
There’s freedom for captives (Is. 61:1)
The favor of God (Is. 61:2)
There’s joy now for mourning (Is. 61:3)
And strength for the weary (Is. 61:3 , 40:31)
He’s made us the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21)

He’s still the Maker of the universe (Col. 1:16 , John 1:3)
The Master of the stars (Ps. 136:7-9)
The voice of endless power (Gen. 1:3)
And everlasting love (Jer. 31:3)
When the foundations of the world were laid (Rev. 13:8)
The Father looked through time (Is. 9:2-7)
He saw that you would need a Savior’s love… (Rom. 7:24-25 ; Gal. 2:20)

So Jesus came to be the Perfect One (2 Cor. 5:21)
What He did for you will always be enough… (Rom. 8:1-4)
Because He gave you all He was. (1 Cor. 1:30)

Resources including chords may be found here.

Copyright 2011, 2022 Kathleen Peters. All rights reserved.

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1 thought on “All He Was”

  1. Thank. I have been singing in church for many years and I love songs with a great message and touches hearts and prepares them for God’s message.

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