Monday, June 1, 2009

I Surrender All To You

I've been revisiting some of Lincoln Brewster's stuff lately. I love his worship music in general and this song, Surrender, in particular:

I'm giving you my heart, and all that is within
I lay it all down for the sake of you my King
I'm giving you my dreams, I'm laying down my rights
I'm giving up my pride for the promise of new life

And I surrender all to you, all to you
And I surrender all to you, all to you

I'm singing You this song, I'm waiting at the cross
And all the world holds dear, I count it all as loss
For the sake of knowing You for the glory of Your name
To know the lasting joy, even sharing in Your pain

And I surrender all to you, all to you
And I surrender all to you, all to you

The lyrics for this song were inspired by the following passage:

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith-- that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
(Philippians 3:7-11)

I have always particularly liked this passage because it captures 1) the theme of this blog and 2) a resounding theme of my life; Jesus Christ is a treasure worth more than all of the rubbish this world has to offer, and I would gladly give it all up to know and be satisfied by Him even if it means suffering great loss in this age. This being the case; I surrender all (which really is nothing of any value whatsoever) to Jesus in order to show Him and the world His all-surpassing worth. You can listen to the song below.