The I Surrender lyrics teach me to surrender my heart to the fullness of Jesus’ grace.
There is a hymn called All to Jesus I Surrender and the lyrics go like this:
All to Jesus I surrender All to Him I freely give I will ever love and trust Him In His presence daily live All to Jesus I surrender Humbly at His feet I bow Worldly pleasures all forsaken Take me Jesus take me now I surrender all, I surrender all All to Thee my blessed Saviour I surrender all
I used to sing this song, thinking I can give my all to Jesus. Then I realized that I can’t. I meant to but I can’t. Not on my own strength and will power.
I thought I could “ever love and trust Him“. But I couldn’t. I forget frequently that I can trust Him. I rely on myself to fight for the things I want. Then I get all stressed up. The focus is on me. “I” was mentioned 8 times just in the short excerpt I used.
Unlike the hymn, this New Creation worship song taught me that I am surrendering to the greatness of His love. To the fullness of His grace. The focus is on His love and His grace. Not me.
Meditate on the lyrics and pray it to the Lord. Give thanks for His divine compassion.
I Surrender Lyrics
Words & music by Karen Lim
Copyright 2014 New Creation Church Singapore
You love me as I am Chose me even when You knew I was tainted by sin Compassion so divine Flowed from deep within Your heart Mercy opened my eyes To a love so strong, so deep, so wide It embraced my soul but demanded Your life I surrender, surrender my heart To the greatness of Your love I surrender, surrender my heart To the fullness of Your grace Now holy hands I raise My sins have been erased I stand justified by Your grace Accepted as Your own An heir to heaven’s throne In awe, I am yielded and still For a love so strong, so deep so wide Saw through my disgrace and has set me on high
I Surrender Chords
Introduction [E] [B7] [G#m] [C#m] [A] [E] [B7] [G#m] [C#m] [A] Verse 1 [E] [G#m] [C#m] [A] [E] [G#m] [C#m] [A] [E] Pre-Chorus [E] [C#m] [A] [G#m] [E] [C#m] [A] [B7] Chorus [E] [C#m] [A] [E] [E] [C#m] [A] [B7] [E] Verse 2 [E] [G#m] [C#m] [A] [E] [G#m] [C#m] [A] [E] Pre-Chorus 2 [E] [C#m] [A] [G#m] [E] [C#m] [A] [B7]
This song can be found in the Anthem of Grace worship album