Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)is one of Graham's best known and widely used songs. It was originally recorded on 1995's Is Anyone Thirsty and re-recorded for The Very Best of Graham Kendrick in 2011.
A major Christian conference in the UK had circulated a number of songwriters asking them to consider writing specific material to accompany the Bible readings and teaching at their event the following year. The book of Philippians had been chosen, so in order to begin the process of seeking inspiration I began to read through the book meditatively, asking God to draw my attention to anything which might become the seed of a song. I had come to the famous passage where Paul lists his impressive qualifications, and then dramatically sweeps them all aside for the sake of one supreme aim - to know Christ.