Here is a live recording of Judson Van De Venter’s late 19th-century hymn ‘I Surrender All’. This hasn’t been in the regular cannon of songs at Hope Chapel, but it happened to be a very fitting sending song a few weeks ago. We used the slightly reworked lyrics by Caedmon’s Call (most notable change may be in very 2 where they substitute “treasures” in place of “pleasures” so that the line reads “Worldly treasures all forsaken…”).
WELCOMEWelcome to Hymns of the Weak, the blog of Michael Van Patter. It began as a project devoted to exploring the intersection of old hymns and new music. The idea was to write/record one hymn per week, as both a creative exercise and, perhaps, to be of use to others. Clearly that was too much to keep up with. After a year or so of hit or miss posts, the blog morphed into it’s current state, which a hub for any musical projects from Michael.