My heart longs for absolute surrender
That I’d wholly consecrated be
Am F C – Am
Not in word alone but all my being
F G F – C
Would be fully given unto Thee
There is little willingness within me
To place all I am before Thy feet
So I lay my hands on Thy dear head, Lord
As the burnt off’ring, perfect, complete.
Lord, You are the only One who offered
Yourself without reluctance unto God
Full obedience to the Father given
Absolute, You sacrificed Your all.
As this One, You’re dwelling in my spirit
Moving, spreading outward day by day
There’s a whisper of Amen within me
In response to all that You would say.
I say Yes and give You full permission
To touch every corner of my heart
Break through all the barriers in my being
Do not let me withhold any part.
‘Tis my joy to give You all the ground, Lord,
Make my heart a dwelling place for You
I want You to be at home within me
Come and settle down in every room.
Lord, do cleanse my heart from all self-seeking
That I’d truly want nothing but Thee
Let my soul be occupied, possessed, Lord.
That You would be magnified in me
(“Consecration” from Album Ordinary Days)