Anyone but Me
rice and beans Lyrics


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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, "cll is mine"
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

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

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
cnd 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

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
cnd 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
cll the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

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

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




Yet not I, but through Christ in me
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Anyone But Me" by Rice and Beans speak to the singer's deep faith in Jesus Christ and the transformative power of His grace. The song begins by acknowledging the incomparable gift of grace that Jesus, the redeemer, has bestowed upon the singer. It acknowledges that there is nothing more that heaven can offer, for Jesus is their joy, righteousness, freedom, steadfast love, and boundless peace. The singer's hope and life are entirely dependent on Jesus, and they find it both strange and divine that they can confidently proclaim that "all is mine" through Christ.


The lyrics also touch on the challenges and trials the singer faces, recognizing that the night may be dark, but they are not forsaken because Jesus, their Savior, remains by their side. They acknowledge their own weakness but continue to labor and rejoice, knowing that in their need, the power of Christ is displayed. The singer trusts that their Shepherd will defend them and lead them through the deepest valleys, and they find comfort in knowing that the night has already been won and they will ultimately overcome through Christ.


The song further reflects on the assurance of forgiveness and the certainty of a redeemed future. Jesus suffered and bled for the singer's pardon and triumphed over the grave through His resurrection. The singer realizes that their sin has been defeated and Jesus is now and forever their plea. They celebrate the chains being released and their state of freedom, always recognizing that it is not their own merit but through Christ in them.


The song concludes by expressing the singer's desire to follow Jesus with every breath and their hope for the day when they will stand before God's throne with joy. They acknowledge that their hope continues to be in Jesus, and they will give all glory to Him. Even when the race of life is complete, their lips shall repeat, "Yet not I, but through Christ in me." This repetition emphasizes that all they have achieved and will achieve is not their own doing but is solely and entirely through the power and grace of Christ.


Line by Line Meaning

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
I am grateful for the gift of grace that Jesus, my redeemer, has given me


There is no more for heaven now to give
Heaven has given all that it can, and Jesus is enough for me


He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
Jesus brings me joy, righteousness, and freedom


My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace
In Jesus, I find unwavering love and profound peace


To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
I firmly hold onto Jesus as my sole source of hope


For my life is wholly bound to His
My life is completely intertwined with Jesus


Oh how strange and divine, I can sing, 'cll is mine'
It is both astonishing and heavenly that I can declare 'all is mine'


Yet not I, but through Christ in me
I acknowledge that it is not my own doing, but the power of Christ within me


The night is dark but I am not forsaken
Even in the darkest of times, I am not abandoned


For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
The Savior will remain beside me


I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
I continue to strive despite my weaknesses, finding joy in the process


For in my need, His power is displayed
His power is evident when I am in need


My Shepherd will defend me
Jesus, my Shepherd, will protect me


Through the deepest valley He will lead
Even in the most challenging times, Jesus will guide me


Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome
The darkness has been conquered, and I will emerge victorious


No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
I have no fear of what lies ahead, as I am assured of my forgiveness


The future sure, the price it has been paid
The future is certain, as the price for my salvation has already been paid


For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
Jesus endured pain and suffering to secure my forgiveness


And He was raised to overthrow the grave
His resurrection brought victory over death and the grave


My sin has been defeated
Jesus has triumphed over my sins


Jesus now and ever is my plea
I appeal to Jesus now and always


Oh the chains are released, I can sing, 'I am free'
The chains of bondage have been broken, allowing me to declare, 'I am free'


With every breath I long to follow Jesus
I have a deep desire to continually follow Jesus


For He has said that He will bring me home
Jesus has promised to bring me safely to my eternal home


And day by day I know He will renew me
Each day, I trust that Jesus will refresh and restore me


Until I stand with joy before the throne
I eagerly anticipate the day when I will stand before God's throne with joy


All the glory evermore to Him
All honor and praise belong to Jesus, now and forever


When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Even when my journey is finished, I will continue to declare


Yet not I, but through Christ in me
That it is not by my own strength, but by the power of Christ within me




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