I Surrender All Lyrics

I have wrestled in the darkness of this lonely pilgrim land
Raising strong and mighty fortresses that I alone command
But these castles I've constructed by the strength of my own hand
Are just temporary kingdoms on foundations made of sand

In the middle of the battle I believe I've finally found
I'll never know the thrill of victory 'til I'm willing to lay down
All my weapons of defense and earthly strategies of war
So I'm laying down my arms and running helplessly to Yours

I surrender all my silent hopes and dreams
Though the price to follow costs me everything
I surrender all my human soul desires
If sacrifice requires
That all my kingdoms fall
I surrender all

If the source of my ambition is the treasure I obtain
If I measure my successes on a scale of earthly gain
If the focus of my vision is the status I attain
My accomplishments are worthless and my efforts are in vain

So I lay aside these trophies to pursue a higher crown
And should You choose somehow to use the life I willingly lay
I surrender all the triumph for it's only by Your grace
I relinquish all the glory, I surrender all the praise

Everything I am, all I've done, and all I've known
Now belongs to You, the life I live is not my own
Just as Abraham laid Isaac on the sacrificial fire
If all I have is all that You desire
I surrender all

these lyrics are last corrected by Sandy Dunagan

Songwriter(s): David E. Moffitt
Copyright: New Spring Publishing Inc.
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Meaning to "I Surrender All" (2 meanings)
angel 09/20/10,06:11

i love the song and i give GLORY AND HONOR, PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING TO GOD AND GOD ALONE, TO JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. i thanks to the author and singer the writer of the lyrics,i love you all
arlene rogers wilhite 10/10/09,03:37

Oh I do agree. Thanks for the lyrics and I give God all the glory. I lost my words. when I first heard this song it meant nothing-just a nice song to sing... but then I lost,family,PTL.
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