Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Surrender All

Luke 14:33

New Living Translation (NLT)
33 So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.

I Surrender All...what a song! This song was written in 1896 by Judson W. Van DeVenter. Here are the lyrics...

  1. All to Jesus I surrender;
    All to Him I freely give;
    I will ever love and trust Him,
    In His presence daily live.
    • Refrain:
      I surrender all,
      I surrender all;
      All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
      I surrender all.
  2. All to Jesus I surrender;
    Humbly at His feet I bow,
    Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
    Take me, Jesus, take me now.
  3. All to Jesus I surrender;
    Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
    Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
    Truly know that Thou art mine.
  4. All to Jesus I surrender;
    Lord, I give myself to Thee;
    Fill me with Thy love and power;
    Let Thy blessing fall on me.
  5. All to Jesus I surrender;
    Now I feel the sacred flame.
    Oh, the joy of full salvation!
    Glory, glory, to His Name!

I listened to this song last night for the first time in a very long time. You may know it and you may not. It doesn't get sung in too many church's today but it is a great song. To me it's really like a prayer. It is what I feel in my heart. I want nothing more than to totally surrender to Him! Jesus is my Savior and I can't thank Him enough for that.

I don't know what the author was thinking about when he penned down verse two but it has special meaning for me.

I was in the world for most all of my life. Surrendering can still be hard for me at times. But...there is nothing that is in the world that I want a part of anymore. None of my old habits or addictions. To humbly bow at His feet is enough. Worldly pleasures are meaningless and in the end cause you more grief than they are worth. I want to be completely His...now and forever. Total surrender...for Jesus to take over my life completely!

I Surrender All !!!


My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Chelle. I also love this song. It always seems to go right into my heart. Its one of those songs I can't pass when I'm listening in the car. I also find it difficult to surrender. Especially emotions and hurts. But it is the only way, God's way. God bless on your journey to surrendering.

Anonymous said...

Love this song. and so true, the walk of surrender is the walk of acknowledging that God knows best!

Denise said...

This song has special meaning; one of my Mother's favorites! Thanks for the memories my friend! :)

Zia Wolf-Sun said...

Even when surrendering your worldly possesions may not have been on your agenda for the day...lol...there is a certain sense of release and freedom even amongst the sadness their loss can sometimes bring. A freeing of the spirit in some way and a relief. And the very real realisation that nothing worldly lasts forever, and it certainly cannot save you. :)

Janine said...

Hi Chelle, thank you for your comment on my blog today. It's so wonderful to meet you and read your blog. This is also one of my favorite songs. Thank you for the reminder today.