I Surrender All ( From the album A Christmas Wish)

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Another song from my new album – A Christmas Wish. This one is one of the most famous hymns and sung universally in all churches, written by Judson W. Van DeVenter. I am pasting below an excerpt where Judson describes the circumstances that made him write this song. Its truly inspirational to me. It reminds us to be sensitive to the Lord’s leading and consequent surrendering.
“For many years I had been studying art. My whole life was wrapped up in its pursuit and the thing farthest from my mind was active Christian service. My dream was to become an outstanding and famous artist. After graduating from college, I studied drawing and painting under a well-known German teacher. To help me financially, I taught school and eventually I became supervisor of art in the public schools of Sharon, Pennsylvania.

It was during this period in my life that a revival was held in the First Methodist Church of which I was a member. I became very interested in these meetings as a personal worker. The Spirit of God was urging me to give up teaching and to enter the evangelistic field, but I would not yield. I still had a burning desire to be an artist. This battle raged for five years. At last the time came when I could hold out no longer and I surrendered my all-my time and my talents. It was then that a new day was ushered into my life. I wrote I Surrender All in memory of the time when, after the long struggle, I had surrendered and dedicated my life to active Christian service for the Lord. "

Lyrics:

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live
All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now,
I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all
All to Jesus I surrender
Make me Savior wholly thine
May Thy Holy Spirit fill me
May I know Thy power divine
I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all
I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all

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Max Vala said

George,
good…. very….good.Mujay woh har insan pasand hai jo ISWAR ko samarpit hota hai.
MAX VALA

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Neil swanson.. Feeling better listening mode ! Pro user said

HI GEORGE
ANOTHER GREAT SONG. CHRISTIAN GOSPEL…another
fine display of your talents. who know you.
could b the next FORNEDO ORTEGA…lo……………\
not sure of spelling . very refreshing. and
encouraging all. especially in my case with
car accident if i did not surrender all , i
would not b alive today. EVERY DAY I SURRENDER
all to jesus and GOD. THANKING THEN FOR EACH
NEW DAY AND EA NEW BREATH OF LIFE…thanks for\
the spiritual message and song…ANY MORE THOUGHTS…ON AWESOME GOD…OR would ulike a song
like shout to the lord…email me when u have
a chance….GOD BLESS IN CHRIST NEIL SWANSON

PS THINK WHAT I WILL DO IS JUST START RECORDING
A FEW CHRISTIAN GOSPEL AND SEND THEM TO U AND
you can get back to me on what strikes your fancy……………………as always. NEIL…………….
NEIL SWANSON
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Without god in our lives all of this joy
of music would not b possible

For those who need help in karoke music
or mixing .i would b glad to help very
shortly i will have software that can re
move any vocals from any song for KAROKE
purposes

Music is the Voice of the Universe and God

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Dr. priya Rajan said

Am unable to comment my dear…. Love song like this and tears are overflowing my eyes:)
My dear more than praising you would PRAY that God reveals the purpose of your Music and use it in a very big way.
I TRUST GOD AND HE WILL DO IT FOR US!
You are a star twinkling and bright Georgy
lighting the vast dark black sky
A joy to look, beautiful
Glowing magnificently in its own glory
Away beyond the reach of mortals
In the land of the Angels
Where there is no fear
Just true love and joy
Blessed is your birth
A boon to all of us
The voice which can give life
Love so pure and divine

The VOICE which unites all of us together…
God Bless Us more with your music. Keep singing.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

MUSIC is the language of the soul! …Priya

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Sudha Kumar said

Speechless and spellbound, George. These kind of songs just frame your amazing talent – Keep up the good work,
-Sudha
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Supreeta Williams said

George this is a famous hymn and have done a wonderful job on this. All Christians know this. Though i may write less yet my joy for your songs is bountiful. God Bless.

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Rahul Soman said

George Etta,

First of all let me appreciate your talent in mixing a song. I think you understand the true soul of the original song, and even though you bring in variations the originality of the song remains intact. Then you add your passionate singing which just sets the song to be remembered. I am sure you are one of those gifted singers in Muziboo whose cover versions are remembered more than the original. Lucky to hear your song. Superbly sung. Happy New Year!!!
Regards,
രാഹുല്‍ കുരഞ്ഞിയൂര്‍
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!!!”

Please listen to my latest cover version:
Thenpaandi Cheemayile

Also,please listen to the original compositions for which I have penned lyrics
1. Akshararoopini Saraswathi

2. Ponaryanpaadam – Onam Song

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Usha R said

Don’t know what to comment when you sing excellently. You are already a very good singer in Hindi, English, Malayalam and Tamil too. No pointers pa. Nalla paadi irukengo.Ungala kadavul nalla kapathatum. Favourite of our family and 100 Marks. Thank you.

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Shampak Chakravorty said

I was lucky enough to have the all the songs….
Devine…. just the one word that comes to my mind…. Quite remarkable how you slip your own style into the Original without much fuss…. People should take a note from here how to try their own style into a song…. many just able to destroy the song with complete ease haha :)
Too good…. A big Thubs up & favorited…. :D

Regards,
Shampak.

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Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

superbbbbbbbbbbbbbb george etta, i dont know what to say speechless. Loved it

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Adithi said

George
Totally agree with Shampak….your renditions are becoming textbook stuff! :)

I have been struggling with a spiritual question, not very different from Judson’s, within me for a while now though not of that magnitude……this song is an eyeopener to me. Your rendition just made it extra special! Thanks for reminding me of Him, the Omnipresent yet again!

May this New Year bring you the choicest blessing from Him to guide you through all your endeavours!
Thiruppavai Day20- Senchurutti

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George Kuruvilla Pro user said

Thanks everyone. But like I was telling a friend yesterday, the Message is more important than the messenger. I hope all the listeners think about the message in this song.

Adithi, I hope you find the answer to your spiritual question soon!
-George
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Subbu said

George,what can I say???divine message presented in a divine voice….happy new year!!!
Regards,
Subbu.
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Straight From the heart, Always

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Archana Menon said

Sweet singing and good message. Liked it very much.

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Srividya Kasturi said

Beautiful message conveyed through ur lovely vocals! Straight to heart!!
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Venkat S said

Your soulful rendition and mixing is always a class apart. Brilliantly done again George. Liked it and goes to my fav.list. Thanks for sharing.

cheers,
Venkat

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Ahalya * in love with music * said

George,
I have been listening to all kinds of music here in muziboo and as i was listening to this particular song I was speechless with tears in my eyes….after reading ur intro I can see how God has choosen u for a specific purpose and I’m glad that you have surrendered ur life to do His ministry. I have also surrendered my life few years back and for those who have tasted the love of God surely know the depth of the LOVE OF CHRIST and the sacrification he has done to save this world. As Bible says….Everyone may have been called but only few are chosen to do His ministry and Im sure that u r one of them……
I have enjoyed u singing many songs in different languages but hearing worhsip/gospel songs is entirely different as i can sense the Holy Sprit’s touch in the song.
May God Bless you more and more as you continue to do His will on this earth.

Priyamudan,
Ahalya

“இசைக்கு ஏது எல்லை”

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Brilliant work George ….very soulful indeed…LOVED it and to my favs.
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Preety Reddy said

George as usual very very nice.

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George Kuruvilla Pro user said

Thanks again to all of you!
-George
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

hI g,
nEAT, CLEAN, POWERFUL AND IMPRESSIVE!
cHEERS!
VS GOPAL

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Nancy Menon said

George Every song comes with a message.
Agree with child Ahalya above.

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Saqib Javed said

really great composing n lyrics n ur singing asalways fantastic with perfect feelings
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Rohin said

Liked the song and the message conveyed too. Pleasant for ears and soul. Keep singing.
Thumbs up and always goes to my favorites.
Music is an expression of Love – Rohin

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George Kuruvilla Pro user said

Thank you friends!
-George
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Tara Balakrishnan said

very soulful rendition George!!
My latest post…

http://www.muziboo.com/gkuruvilla/music/tera-hone-laga-hoon-with-tara-ajab-prem-ki-ghazab-kahani

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Harry Chops said

Wow man. This is a great performance. It seems I have heard a real good performance on this forum after a long time. Very soulful indeed. Added to my fav
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George Kuruvilla Pro user said

Thank you Tara and Harry!
-George
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George Kuruvilla Pro user said

Thank you Brig Shri Ram and Dr Ajay!
-George
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Neha ........ said

Enchanting to say the least…! Congrats on giving your dream perceptible existence George :)

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Rupa D'souza said

George taking us into the state of bliss. What a great relaxation your songs brings. Simply surrender to GOD that is it. Luv this song and thanks for singing. God Bless.


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