Listen to ‘Jesus My Everything’ by Tess Narciso

Paul Keggington

April 01, 2010

 tess-the_only_one_we_need.jpgDuring this liturgical time passionately pointed to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity feature Tess Narciso’s version of Matt Maher’s song Jesus My Everything from The Only One We Need her debut solo album. It is one of the first releases in a new genre-Catholic Christian Rock. Listen for musicians known for their work with mainstream secular classic rock legends including John McFee of the Doobie Brothers, Clover and Jackdawy, Carlos Rios,  and Sharon Celani of the Stevie Nicks band and Joey Stec of the Millennium.

 About Tess

Tess is the only daughter of proud parents, Rose Narciso and the late, Roger Narciso.  She’s a full time nurse at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, but keeps music close to her heart always.  Musically inspired by her father, she strives to achieve what she knows would make her dad proud:  her childhood dream of becoming a singer.

Tess Says

Matt Maher is brilliant! He’s my favorite Christian artist. His song “Jesus My Everything” is one of those Catholic/Christian rock ballads that immediately captured my soul and that’s why I wanted to do a cover of this song. The lyrics tell the whole story. When we’re in time of need, we turn to Jesus and to God. When we’re happy and achieve success, we are grateful to Jesus and to God. No matter what circumstance, Jesus will always be there. He is our everything. At least, that’s my perception of it.

My version of “Jesus My Everything” is showcased in my first album “The Only One We Need”. The goal of the project was to show people of all ages, especially young kids, that it’s possible to be engaged in church music, singing, clapping, and groovin’ along! Music is what completes the soul when you’re praying to God.  In our church, we always say that when you sing you pray twice. It HAS to be a sound that catches a person’s ear first in order for them to want to listen to it’s meaning.  To anyone out there, if you want to hear Catholic/Christian music that sounds like Taylor Swift or Muse or Jay-Z, then MAKE it! Sure enough, I think my team of musicians did the job…and boy did they do it well. Thanks guys!

Jesus My Everything Lyrics:

I’ve been looking for a reason

I’ve been longing for a purpose

Losing all my meaning

Run out of excuses

Lord, it’s hard to know you

I don’t always see your plan

But holiness is calling me

So take me as I am

‘Cause you are my everything

You are the song I sing

I’ll do anything for you

I’ll do anything for you

Teach me how to pray

To live a life of grace

I’ll go anywhere for you

Jesus be my everything

Lord I get so tired

Of the struggle within

I settle in complacency

And I’m weighed down in my sins

So lead me past emotion

‘Cause they change with the wind

I want to be a true disciple

To daily choose your hand

‘Cause you are my everything

You are the song I sing

I’ll do anything for you

Teach me how to pray

To live a life of grace

I’ll go anywhere for you

You are my everything

You are the song I sing

I’ll do anything for you

Teach me how to pray

To live a life of grace

I’ll go anywhere for you

Jesus be my everything

Jesus be my everything

Jesus be my everything

Website: http://spmrecords.com/

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