Matthew Smith is the “Indelible Grace guy”. He is the man behind Indelible Grace Music, which has brought us four albums featuring new recordings of old hymns. These are among my favorite albums and they are equally appropriate to times of worship as they are to just good listening. Smith has, at long last, released his own full-length album, All I Owe.
The album features ten songs, only one of which has been featured on a previous Indelible Grace album.
- Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
- His Love Can Never Fail
- Thy Blood Was Shed For Me
- How Helpless
- Jesus, I Am Resting
- All I Owe
- The Lord Will Provide
- None Among
- My Lord I Did Not Choose You
- Nothing But The Blood
The album sounds quite similar to the Indelible Grace albums, with a lot of acoustic guitar, strong vocals, and a little bit of a Nashville feel. You can hear several full-length songs here. My favorite song on this album is “My Lord I Did Not Choose You,” which says:
My Lord I did not choose You
For that could never be
My heart would still refuse You
Had You not chosen me
You took the sin that stained me
Cleansed me, made me new
Of old You have ordained me
That I should live in You.
Smith is currently offering the album, which will release on October 24, for pre-order at $13.99. There is also a “deluxe pre-order.” $24.99 includes: Autographed cover, Individual numbering (first 300 copies only), All I Owe T-Shirt, Digital Songbook (lead sheets for all the songs), Stream the entire album early, Clean water for one African for one year through Blood:Water Mission. This is a fantastic album and one that is a great addition to any collection. While you are ordering it, you may also consider purchasing his EP Even When My Heart is Breaking. That five-song album is worth buying simply for Smith’s version of “Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners.”
Bob Kauflin, who is far more qualified than I to comment on this album, has posted a short preview of All I Owe here.