“I Give Myself Away”


We sing a song here at the church entitled “I Give Myself Way”, much like many of today’s songs of worship it is so easy to get caught up in the music and miss the songs message. During worship I began to listen and reflect upon its message, a message of commitment, surrender, and sacrifice. As I reflected, so many thoughts ran through my mind, thoughts of where I am currently as a believer, to where is my family, to Jesus’ sacrifice. This past week during our midweek study we studied old testament and new testament passages that spoke of the coming of Jesus. There were two from the study that stood out to me during worship. The first was Isaiah 53:7 where Isaiah speaks of the Messiah “Jesus” who was to come “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” We then read the account of Jesus’ sacrifice in Matthew 27:12-14 “When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.” Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you? But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.” As I sang this song to the Lord I can see Jesus’ sacrifice, he was willing to give himself away, in the midst of persecution, accusation, and torture. He committed himself to the father’s will, surrendering to those who brought accusation, and gave himself as a sacrifice.

As believers in Jesus, Christians, Christ followers wherever we find ourselves in our journey of faith may the words of this song be our prayer of commitment, surrender, and sacrifice. That we would put aside our plans, purposes and passions, for those of God. A refreshed passion for God, A revitalized passion for people, A renewed commitment to God’s commission.

I Give Myself Away
by William McDowell

Verse 1:
Here I am
Here I stand
Lord, my life is in your hands
Lord, I’m longing to see
Your desires revealed in me
I give myself away

Verse 2:
Take my heart
Take my life
As a living sacrifice
All my dreams, all my plans
Lord I place them in your hands

Chorus:
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me

Chorus:
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me

Bridge(7X):
I am not my own
To you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to You
Chorus:
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me

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