October Hymn of the Month
Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
As Judson Van de Venter recalled the day that he dedicated his life to Christ and Christian service he wrote:
“I was conducting a meeting at East Palestine, Ohio, and in the home of George Sebring (founder of the Sebring Campmeeting – Bible Conference in Sebring, Ohio, and later developer of the town of Sebring, Florida). For some time, I had struggled between developing my talents in the field of art and going into full-time evangelistic work. At last the pivotal hour of my life came, and I surrendered All. A new day was ushered into my life. I became an evangelist and discovered down deep in my soul a talent hitherto unknown to me. God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, He caused me to sing.”
Thus was born the beautiful hymn, I Surrender All. He also gifted us with the lovely and lyrical gospel hymn, Shall we Gather at the River.