Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple.@Luke 14:33
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Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855-1939)

Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1896. Appeared in The Young People’s Hymnal, edited by James Atkins & William J. Kirkpatrick (Nashville, Tennessee: Publishing House, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1897), number 7.

The song was written while I was conducting a meeting at East Palestine, Ohio, in the home of George Sebring (founder of the Sebring Campmeeting Bible Conference in Sebring, Ohio, and later developer of the town of Sebring, Florida). For some time, I had struggled between developing my talents in the field of art and going into full-time evangelistic work. At last the pivotal hour of my life came, and I surrendered all. A new day was ushered into my life. I became an evangelist and discovered down deep in my soul a talent hitherto unknown to me. God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, He caused me to sing.

Winfield S. Weeden, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc). Weeden published a number of books of religious music, but this song must have been one of his favorites: its title was on his tombstone.

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Winfield S. Weeden (1847-1908)

All to Jesus, I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

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I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.

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All to Jesus, I surrender;
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.

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All to Jesus, I surrender;
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

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All to Jesus I surrender;
Now I feel the sacred flame.
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His name!

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