Free Choir Sheet Music – I Surrender All

Free Choir Sheet Music – I Surrender All

Free Choir Sheet Music For I Surrender All. Voice Parts included. Keys of C and D Major available.


Free Choir Sheet Music - I Surrender All

Give in to Grace and Glory: "I Surrender All"


Five stanzas and a refrain that echoes the title, "I Surrender All."


Judson Van DeVenter wrote the lyrics while Winfield S. Weeden created a tune with the same name for this song. It was published in 1896 in Gospel Songs of Grace and Glory. This collection was compiled by Weeden, and is comprised of old and new hymns by various hymnists.


The lyrics emphasize the title's message of surrendering to the Lord, more so in the times of trouble and doubt. This song is categorized as a song for consecration. It is credited to have inspiration from Luke 14:33 and Matthew 19:27. The first line and title are repeated throughout the lyrics and echoes the message and meaning.


Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter (1855–1939) created the song in 1896 and was published in The Young Peo­ple's Hym­nal (ed­it­ed by James At­kins & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick). Van De­Ven­ter created the hymn while he was conducting a meeting at East Pal­es­tine, Ohio for the Se­bring Camp­meet­ing Bi­ble Con­fer­ence. At that time, the author was struggling between switching his profession from art to evangelical work. He finally made the transition to evangelical work in 1896, leaving behind his teaching career in many institutions. When he decided to surrender to God, he wrote this hymn with the theme in mind. He is also the author of 74 other lyrics and songs.


The composer of the song is Winfield S. Weeden (1847–1908). Weeden is native New Yorker and a son of Isaac Wee­den and Sar­ah Farr. His background was in singing school, and he also lead music at many conventions like YMCA, Chris­tian En­dea­vor, and Ep­worth League.


Like Van DeVenter, he was transitioned to religious music. When he died, this song's title was carved on his tombstone. Weeden created 11 tunes for sacred music including the melody for this song with the same title.

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