WE BOW IN FULL SURRENDER by Zac Poonen (Written for their wedding)
(Written for my wedding – 19 June 1968)
Lord Jesus Christ, we bow in full surrender,
For Thou hast purchased us on Calvary;
Now we are Thine, and Thine alone forever,
And Thou our portion for eternity.
Far more than all our asking and our thinking,
Have been Thy blessings on our lives, dear Lord;
With praise and song our grateful hearts are ringing
For binding us with Love’s eternal cord.
We seek to serve Thee, conscious of our weakness,
Knowing full well that we are poor and frail;
Yet knowing too that Thy almighty fullness
Will be our strength and we shall never fail.
We want the fellowship of Thy affliction;
We want to glory only in Thy Cross;
Our one desire – to give Thee satisfaction;
And we shall count all earthly gain as loss.
Reproach and scorn, this world may heap upon us;
Sorrows and trials may lie in our way;
Still we would walk with Thee alone, Lord Jesus,
Still we would love Thee more and more each day.
Give us the joy of helping others daily -
Sharing their griefs, their burdens and their tears;
O help us, Lord, to turn their eyes to Calv’ry
To find deliv’rance from their sins and fears.
Lord, fill us with Thy Spirit’s mighty power;
Make us a blessing to each one we meet;
O let Thy life flow through us like a river,
And help us spread abroad Thy savour sweet.
We only long to do Thy will forever,
Only and ever, Lord, to live for Thee;
Then one glad day we’ll reign with Thee in splendour,
And share Thy glory through eternity.
- Zac Poonen
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