Newsletter Subscribe
Australian Catholics Subscribe

Sneaky Jesus song: All I am

Brendan Nicholls  |  01 October 2018

All I Am’ is a pre-release single for Jess’ second album Always In Between. This catchy track has already reached #1 in the UK. Although this single has not climbed above the top 30 on the Australian charts at present, its appeal should see it make the top 10 in the ARIA charts if it gets the airplay it should. Jess’ contemporary sound and her relatable lyrics will certainly be a winner with listeners in Australia.

The song is a fitting anthem for those deeply in love. On a secular plane, the song speaks of the deep commitment we experience in love shared with another.

In the Catholic Tradition espoused by St Ignatius of Loyola, we come to a point where the lyrics of this song match their personal relationship with Jesus.

For those who follow the St Ignatius’ spiritual legacy, the song is a perfect parallel to one’s journey through the Spiritual Exercises, as it captures the union and freedom that comes from placing Jesus at the centre of existence. Although less common in contemporary theology, bridal mysticism is also clearly apparent in the lyrics of this song.

We pray for all artists who help us find God in the wonder of their art. We pray especially for Jess Glynne. May she experience success in every way and continue to produce music that inspires people for many years to come. We pray that all people may encounter you Jesus in their everyday lives Lord, come to love you and that you become ‘All I Am’ for all people.

Artist: Jess Glynne (b. October 1989)
Song: All I Am (August 2018)

 

Request permissions to reuse this article


Similar articles

Catholic Teacher blog: Saying sorry

Fr Andrew Hamilton | 15 May 2019

May 27 to 3 June is a week-long commemoration of significant events in the encounter between Indigenous people and later arrivals in Australia.


Catholic Teacher: Planning our youth edition

Michael McVeigh | 15 May 2019

Six students from Catholic schools around Melbourne have been hard at work this week planning articles for the Spring edition and learning about publishing on our media internship program.


Faith Matters – Christus Vivit!

Brendan Nicholls | 08 May 2019

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive has some beautiful teachings for young people that are worth noting, says Brendan Nicholls.


Catholic Teacher blog: Days of diversity

Fr Andrew Hamilton | 07 May 2019

Three days have been set aside in May to celebrate diversity in various forms –  Day of Bees (21 May), Day of Cultural Diversity (22 May) and Day of Biological Diversity (23 May).


Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Two 2019

Michael McVeigh | 02 May 2019

With our Winter 2019 edition, exploring mental health and wellness, due out later this month, here’s an outline of what we have in store for you in Catholic Teacher for Term 2.


This website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience.

Using this website means you are okay with this.

You can change your cookies settings at any time and find out more about them by following this link