“I Surrender All” is a song that I’ve found myself singing throughout my walk with the Lord over these last few years. In several of my journal entries, I’ve noted it was the song on my heart. After listening to an instrumental version, I wrote out my own lyrics to the song based on my experiences.
Behind the lyrics:
The original lyrics for “I Surrender All” were written by Judson W. Van DeVenter.
In his own words:
The song was written while I was conducting a meeting at East Palestine, Ohio, and in the home of George Sebring. For some time, I had struggled between developing my talents in the field of art and going into full-time evangelistic work. At last the pivotal hour of my life came, and I surrendered all. A new day was ushered into my life. I became and evangelist and discovered down deep in my soul a talent hitherto unknown to me. God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, he caused me to sing. – DeVenter
“He looked beyond my faults and saw my need” is another one of my favorite songs that I often find myself singing.
Amazing Grace will always be my song of praise
For it was grace, that brought my liberty
I do not know just why He came to love me so
He looked beyond my faults and saw my need
That couldn’t be more true for me.