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Topic: I SURRENDER ALL (to God) (donít write about the song) (05/07/15)
TITLE: The Yielding of a Heart
By Diane M. Bowman
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God, I have heard your earnest call
To freely surrender all.
The owner of all creation
Wants to claim my little haul?
I will not give it up, I won't!
<i>You own but filth and frustration,
And the stench of stagnation.
If you, your vessel will empty,
You'll find untold elation.
Come, my child, surrender your sin.</i>
My sin, I will give, there's plenty.
I'll admit it was heavy.
Gladly, I'll offer it to you,
Lord, please remove it gently.
I'll yield it to you, but that's all.
<i>Your precious dreams and your plans, too.
Dim near what I plan to do.
Surrender them wholly to me
And wait for my point of view.
Will you trust me with your desires?</i>
God, I have just begun to see,
You are far wiser than me.
I lay out my life before you,
Design my pathway, I plea.
My goals I sacrifice to you.
<i>I also crave an avenue
To design your heart anew.
A place for my Spirit to dwell,
I, with all my heart, pursue.
May I, your God, reside within?</i>
All evil, I at once dispel,
That you may find all is well.
Inside the chamber of my heart,
Each trace of sin, I will quell.
Have I, of evil, missed a hint?
<i>My child, you cannot do my part.
To cleanse, you can scarcely start
When I have accomplished my quest.
I'll living water impart.
If you will simply let me in.</i>
A place to reside in my breast,
You will never need to wrest.
Joyfully, I'll open the door,
For you're a very welcome guest.
Oh come, my God! With me abide.</center>
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