Surrendering Selflessly


Tune: Wolvercote

(one tune to 'O Jesus, I have promised')

Based on a prayer by Richard Foster, Christian author


Today,  O Lord, to you I yield

Myself, your power wield

May your will be my delight

May I keep you in sight

O'er all my life have perfect sway

May your love day by day

Be my pattern of living

My life to you giving


I surrender to you my

Hopes, dreams, plans, by and by

Do with them what you will, when

You will, as you will, then

I shall know freedom, and grace

To your love's care I place

My friends, family, future

Commit them to you sure


Care for them, Lord, with a care

Of your sweet presence there

A care that I ne'er can give

But in your care we live

Into your hands I release

My need to control, cease

My craving for status, my

Desire for praises high


Eradicate the evil

Purify the good still

And establish on earth your

Kingdom for evermore

All for the sake of your Son

I ask, He be the one

Who has served us and does serve

Grants more than we deserve


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 6th, 2022 02:22
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 30
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  • Dove

    You do it so well and make it seem easy!
    It must be a blessing...nice hymn

    • orchidee

      Thanks Dove. I've only added in a few words to this, to make it rhyme, etc.

    • Blueledge

      Nice hymn O.


      • orchidee

        Thanks Blue.

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold. Ohh, It's a sacrifice - they surrender selflessly to hear me sing, though it causes pain and distress! lol. (Psst, Orchi don't know we wear ear plugs!).

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