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Words and Music by Graham Kendrick

Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)

C  G/B Am   F    C              F    G C
All I  once held dear, built my life upon,
    G/B  Am    F C         Am      G
All this world reveres and wars to own;
C     F    G       C   C/E      F   G   Am / C
All I once thought gain I  have counted loss,
      G/B Am   F    C      Am       Gsus4
Spent and worthless now compared to this.


Chorus:
G       F6   C     F/G    G    C
Knowing You, Jesus,    knowing You
      Am    Em/G    F
There is no greater thing.
          C/E             F/A
You're my all, You're the best,
          C/G              F/A
You're my joy, my righteousness,
      C/E      F/A    C/G   G
And I love You Lord.


Now my heart's desire is to know You more,
To be found in You and know as Yours,
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All surpassing gift of righteousness

Chorus

Oh to know the power of Your risen life,
And to know You in Your sufferings;
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
So with You to live and never die.

Chorus


1993 Make Way Music

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Another version

Knowing You

      Am        C              Am  G  C
All I once held dear, built my life upon,
         Am    C           Am      G
All this world reveres and wars to own;
      F            C           F   G   C
All I once thought gain I have counted loss,
          Am        C      Am       G
Spent and worthless now compared to this.


Chorus:
        F    C      F       C
Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
      Am    G       F
There is no greater thing.
          C               F
You're my all, You're the best,
          C                F
You're my joy, my righteousness,
      C        F      C   F
And I love You Lord.

       Am        C          Am   G   C
Now my heart's desire is to know You more,
      Am       C       Am      G
To be found in You and know as Yours,
      F       C            F     G   C
To possess by faith what I could not earn
       Am      C       Am       G
All surpassing gift of righteousness


Chorus

      Am       C             Am  G  C
Oh to know the power of Your risen life,
       Am       C       Am    G
And to know You in Your sufferings;
   F           C           F      G  C
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
        Am     C        Am    G
So with You to live and never die.


Chorus


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