The Story Behind The Song

Surrender (1997)

“Surrender is foundational - not only to Christianity, but to any way of thought.  Surrender to things in this life is reality.” ~Drew Jarrod

SURRENDER (Drew's Choice)
Words & Music by Drew Jarrod
℗© 08/02/1997 Drew Jarrod (BMI).
All Rights Reserved.

What do I do with my past?
What do You want me to learn?
I know I need to let it go
before my life can move forward again.
But before this life can move forward

I must surrender my self,
surrender my need;
I must surrender my self on my knees.

I must surrender my hopes,
and surrender my fears;
I must surrender my hopeless tears
to the One who surrendered for me.

I am in awe of Your Magnificent Ways.
I bow down and humbly pray,
“Will You bless me, oh, I want to be used.”
But, to show others the Glory in You,

I must surrender my self,
surrender my need;
I must surrender my self on my knees.

I must surrender my hopes,
and surrender my fears;
I must surrender my hopeless tears
to the One who surrendered for me.

I want to surrender my need for revenge,
and give my worries to God instead;
to seek forgiveness, meekness and grace,
‘cause only in You, Lord,
can my life be saved…
Only in You, Dad…

If I surrender my self,
surrender my need;
I must surrender my self on my knees.

I must surrender my hopes,
and surrender my fears;
I must surrender my hopeless tears.

Surrender to Your Will;
I must surrender to Your Will for me.

CREDITS
Lyrics and Music - Drew Jarrod
Arrangement - Zach Zurn/Erin Jarrod/Drew Jarrod
Producer, Pianos, Synths, Bass Guitar, Percussion - Zach Zurn
Strings (Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin) - Charlie Burket
Vocals - Drew Jarrod/Zach Zurn
Acoustic Guitar - Drew Jarrod
Mixing/Mastering - Zach Zurn/Nikola Hamilton
Artwork - Erin Jarrod/Drew Jarrod