Bring Them All

A number of years ago when I was Songster accompanist and then later when I was Songster Leader at Rutherglen Salvation Army, one of my favourite songs was an arrangement of the following song by Herbert Howard Booth from our songbook:

kneel at crossI bring my heart to Jesus, with its fears,
With its hopes and feelings, and its tears;
Him it seeks, and finding it is blest;
Him it loves, and loving, is at rest.
Walking with my Saviour, heart in heart,
None can part.
I bring my life to Jesus, with its care,
And before his footstool, leave it there;
Faded are its treasures, poor and dim;
It is not worth living without him,
More than life is Jesus, love and peace,
Ne’er to cease.
I bring my sins to Jesus, as I pray
That his blood will wash them all away;
While I seek for favour at his feet,
And with tears his promise still repeat,
He doth tell me plainly: Jesus lives
And forgives.
I bring my all to Jesus; he hath seen
How my soul desireth to be clean.
Nothing from his alter I withhold
When his cross of suffering I behold;
And the fire descending brings to me

It was not just the beautiful musical arrangement of the song I liked but also the words, particularly the second verse where it talks about us bringing our whole life before God because He loves us, and has promised to love us forever. And because of that we need to let Him help us make our lives worthwhile.

Here’s the International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army singing this wonderful arrangement of I Bring Them To Jesus:

God doesn’t care about our past and the wrongs we may have done then, He cares about us now and more than that He cares about our future, so let Him be your everything, and bring your all before Him today.

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