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Victory of Surrender

Victory of Surrender


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I offer You my heart

My mind, my soul

For only You, Lord

Can make me whole


Oh, that your Spirit

Would fill me always

Oh, that my lips

Sing forever your praise


May my every moment

My every thought and move

Bring You great delight

As You gladly approve

Yes, this is my prayer

Today and tomorrow

I give you my all

And release all my sorrow


For to let go of me

And to be filled with You

Is to experience Joy

With Peace and Love True


No victory more sweet

Has one ever known

Than to surrender to Christ

And be fully His own


Paradoxical that victory

And surrender are one

Yet such is the Truth

Of living one with the Son


So a fragrant offering

May my life ever be

A sweet sacrifice

May my days be to Thee


And love You more deeply

Each passing day

Experience You more fully

Yes, all this I pray


While I was a sinner still

Lord, You poured out Your All

You accepted the Cross

To save us all from the Fall


Blood poured from You that day

For humanity and its sin

A sacrifice beyond thought

That New Life would begin


So aromatic and sweet

May my life offering be

A humble gift to my Lord

Giving Him all of me


© 2012 Caroline Gavin

How do you experience the victory of surrender?

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  • http://www.ChristianDailyResources.com Deborah H. Bateman

    Thanks for sharing this poem. I was wondering if you might like to share some of your poetry on Christian Daily Resources? If so, contact me. Blessings, Deborah

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Thank you again, Dear Deborah, for the opportunity to share on your web site! God bless you and your precious heart for Him!

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  • http://www.VictoryChristianCoaching.com/ Marianne Clements


    Yes, it is strange that victory is the result of surrender, but this is the fruit of abiding in Jesus. Thank you for your beautiful expression of victory!

    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Once again you bring a smile to my heart, Marianne!

      Thank you, my dear sister, for your comment! I agree that it is paradoxical to find victory in surrender; yet, as you write, it is the fragrant fruit of abiding in Sweet Jesus!

      His Victorious and Glorious Graces to you always!