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I Surrender All
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By Michael P. Johnson
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I Surrender All

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ďTo You my God I all surrender

All to You Lord I give

That one day Iíll see Your splendour

Let me in Your Light now live

I fear my God, my Lordís rejection

Shame prevents entry in

Nought should hinder my election

Foolish idols wayward sin

To You I lay on the altar

All that robs me of lifeís crown

Not to make this child to falter

Thus I lay my Isaac down

How it brings sweet satisfaction

Greeting You upon my knees

Serving You in thought and action

You and Yours I aim to please

Daily when about my duty

Show this child Lord where to go

Share with me Your promised booty

When defeated is the foe

Though I fail and sometimes tumble

Humbly still I kneel in prayer

Knowing now Iíll never stumble

Now I see for me Youíre there

Lift me up in hands so tender

Show this wretch how much You care

Knowing all I now surrender

All to You in love I bear

Take this child great God of Fire

Keep me safe beneath Your wing

Grant Your servant one desire

Endless praise my Lord to singĒ.....


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Submitted: Friday, July 22, 2011

Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.


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