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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lyrics- Give Them All to Jesus

Every Sunday the lyrics from some great piece of Christian music will be featured. It's not that I want worship to revert to using all hymns, it's just that many modern Christian songs don't SAY anything. I really miss some deeper meaning. So I'm going to remind us of some great words.

Give Them All to Jesus
written by Phil Johnson and Bob Benson Sr., 1975

Are you tried of chasing pretty rainbows
Are you tired of spinning round and round
Wrap up all the shattered dreams of your life
And at the feet of Jesus lay them down

Give them all give them all give them all to Jesus
Shattered dreams wounded hearts broken toys
Give them all give them all give them all to Jesus
And He will turn your sorrow into joy

He never said you would only see sunshine
He never said there would be no rain
He only promised us a heart full of singing
At the very thing that once brought pain

There have been a number of times in my life when this song brought a lot of comfort to me. It was amazing how many terrible recordings of it are on YouTube. I found one with images that I thought really illustrated the song, but the vocal wasn't too good. I found a couple of professional voice recordings. But they really caused you to focus on the singer, and not the words. This one may too... but I appreciated the "real-ness" of this guy- this song is nothing if not real, where it hurts (and he can sing on key!).


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this young man's take on the song! I've sung it many times over the years - in my heart and in my church ... but this simply brought a great smile and, joy-filled tears, and a tender spot of prayer for the celebration of this young man's 'ministry' through music!

Judy Hood said...

I like your style on the song. I learned this when I was about 19. I use to sing it while ministering to prisoner's in jail, I even shared it with some Nun's before, they didn't seem to like it so well. LOL.. I tried... My friend and I even stopped at a Palm reading place on the side of the road, and wow that's a whole other story there. This song has helped minister to me also. I sang it to my children when they were little. My youngest daughter that is now 23 and just had her own baby, told me the other day how she still loves that song. It is odd how one little song can bring back so many memories. Thanks for sharing, Judy Hood