A slew of my church musician friends have been scrambling to meet the deadline for this songwriting competition. A few of these friends have sent me demos of their contributions. This one is my favorite. It was written by Bobby Krier and Justin Ruddy from Citylife Church in Boston. You can find more music from Bobby and Justin over at Castle Island Hymns. The chord chart for “Christ My Treasure” can be found here.
When it come to setting a passage from the Gospel of Luke it is more than tempting to bite off more than the listener can chew. Bobby and Justin have done a nice job of directly cutting to the heart of Luke 16 without confusing the listener. Instead, this tune frees the listener and gives space to engage the text. Blessed are the poor in spirit.