This Sweet Surrender

by Andy Wood on June 27, 2012

in Five LV Laws, Life Currency, Love, Principle of Freedom

To stay in Your presence, with a heart full-ready to hear your voice…
Yielded and trusting as You’re breathing life into these old, dry bones…
Oh, what joy! This sweet surrender!

To watch for Your smile while the rest of the world is sleeping…
Dreaming with open eyes of the beautiful hope to spend endless days with You…
Oh, what hope! This sweet surrender!

I am that one who had lost his way, who spent his whole fortune in search of illusions…
But now I treasure the Faithful and True – the stubbornly real – the everlasting prize…
Oh, what life! This sweet surrender!

If I close my heart, may it be to my pride and selfish ambition.
If ever I fall, may it be into Your strong arms of grace.
Whenever I miss the mark, may I miss on the tender side of love.
If I dream the impossible dream, may it be in delicious faith.
If I do the ridiculous deed, may it be with contagious hope.
Whenever I miss the mark, may I miss on the sweet side of surrender.

Lying never again to myself that pleasure is profit or gain is godliness…
Feeling my feelings, but always with an open and ready will…
Oh, what light! This sweet surrender!

Never again beating up on myself, wondering why I was always in pain…
Never again dreaming vainly of glory, wondering why I wasn’t ever good enough…
Oh, what freedom! This sweet surrender!

Now I’m seeing the potential of the moments, as You kiss each day with possibility…
So I’ll thank You again today with amazement, and stay ever-tuned to the sound of Your voice…
Oh, what wonder! This sweet surrender!

If I close my heart, may it be to my pride and selfish ambition.
If ever I fall, may it be into Your strong arms of grace.
Whenever I miss the mark, may I miss on the tender side of love.
If I dream the impossible dream, may it be in delicious faith.
If I do the ridiculous deed, may it be with contagious hope.
Whenever I miss the mark, may I miss on the sweet side of surrender.

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