Song of the Day: Andrew Peterson


AGAIN.  I know, I know.  Indulge me.  I’m just so excited about the songs on this new record.

All You’ll Ever Need

Three Old Testament stories that offer further proof that God knows what he’s doing: Elisha and the Widow’s oil, Naaman the Leper, and Elijah and the Prophets of Baal.  Go track them down and read them.  All three of these stories foreshadow the coming work of Christ in ways that my friend Ben Shive noticed when he was reading them to his kids.  We started the song on the way home from the studio and finished it the next night via an internet chat.  (I wonder if it’s the first song ever co-written that way?)  The point is this: The blood of Christ is the key that opens the door to the Kingdom.  The more I come to know the deep mysteries of God, the less comfortable I am claiming to understand any of them.  The closer I grow to Christ, the more forgiven I realize I am.  And I have a feeling that will go on forever.


2 Kings 4:1-7
2 Kings 5:1-13
1 Kings 20:18-39

The blood of Jesus, it is like the widow’s oil
It’s enough to pay the price to set you free
It can fill up every jar and every heart that ever beat
When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need
When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need

The blood of Jesus, it is like the leper’s river
Running humble with a power you cannot see
Seven times go under, let the water wash you clean
Only go down to the Jordan and believe
Only go down in the Jordan and believe

And I need it, I need it
The closer that I grow
The more I come to know how much I need it

The blood of Jesus it is like Elijah’s fire
Falling on the altar of your faith
All the wisdom of the world could never conjure up a spark
But no power of Hell could ever quench this flame
No power of Hell could ever touch this flame

And I need it, I need it
The closer that I grow
The more I come to know how much I need it
And I need it, I need it
The closer that I grow
The more I come to know how much I need
The blood of Jesus

The blood of Jesus, it is like the widow’s oil
When it’s all you have it’s all you’ll ever need
It is all you’ll ever need

Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.


  1. Eric Rathke

    I have listened to your music for many years and feel that it speaks to me and my walk with christ. I have ordered the new project it sounds great! I have recently found the Rabbit Room. Great idea and a wonderful tool to reach fans, spread the word and introduce us to other great artists. Keep up the great work.

    God Bless

  2. rick from ga

    The way you sing “I need it”
    reminds me of “I long to go there” on TFC.
    Thanks for putting desirous passion into the words.
    Praying for the ministry.

  3. Nate

    I agree with Eric about you music speaking to my (our) walk(s) with Christ. Its like a good preacher. Its like listening to Piper or Platt or reading Spurgeon, as you faithfully use your music to point to Christ. And I think it was Mullins whose book was called “An Arrow Pointing to Heaven.”

  4. Prison Joy

    Andrew, I have ordered I think 34 CDs so far, to give away. The songs keep running thru my heart (from the Centricity site.) As soon as the CDs come, the songs will be ministering in the prison big time. Thank you for staying under the Lord. Joy

  5. Ron Davis

    I think this is one of your best. It may be because I’m a sucker for the Old Testament stories, or it may be because it’s just so dang awesome. Or maybe both.


  6. dan!

    Maybe I’m out of the loop.

    When I first heard of this album, I was very concerned. Why haven’t I heard about and own Vol. 1?

    So, at risk of looking quite silly: is there a Vol. 1? Because I can’t find it.

  7. Andrew Peterson


    Dan!, Check out the main page of my website ( and look at the news items. One of them says, “Why Volume Two?”, and has a link to the explanation.

    Michael–we co-wrote the song in the fall of 2007. What month did you write yours? I’ll keep my fingers crossed…


  8. Kathy

    How wonderful! I so look forward to my order coming…

    From the depths of my heart, thank you for using your gifts to produce such amazing music. Your music fills my home and is sung by my children (the Begats song is a huge hit around here:).

    Many blessings

  9. RM Peters

    AP–Your songs continue to change me in so many ways, I cannot describe. There is always at least one of your songs that I can relate to in any situation in my life, and in the lives of others. I’ve had your songs played at funerals, weddings, and they have become irreplacable during moments of needed wisdom when a friend is asking for advice. I am so glad to have a tool for testimony that I can whip out in a moment’s notice and say, “Listen to this, it will change your life!” Music is truly the universal language. And the great part is, so many times it leads us (myself and whomever I may be trying to assist) directly to God’s word, which has all the wisdom we really ever need. This album will be another great addition to my “toolbox” Thank you for you honesty and humility.

    On an unrelated note, I am so glad you are bringing the tour to Milford, Ohio again this year! We were told you might not make it back, and I have gone every year since you have started coming, four years now? It has become a Christmas tradition and I’m so excited to share it with my son this year!

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