The words of the song I Surrender All (S.A.S.B. 636) are set to a new melody that was written at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The listener is reminded that regardless of our circumstances, we need to surrender our all to Jesus and fully rely on Him. Whether we are going through good times or difficult times, we can trust that He is in control if we continue to surrender our lives for His glory.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Harrison Venables is a Salvationist from Toronto. He learned to play cornet at North York Temple where he was a member of the band and songsters for 12 years and had a brief tenure as Songster Leader. Harrison is the second youngest of six siblings in a well-known musical family where everyone plays a brass instrument and sings. At the age of 11, Harrison began writing smaller pieces for brass sextet and at the age of 13, he began learning to play the drums. He was a member of the worship team at North York Temple for 10 years.
Harrison is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music where he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance.
Harrison and his wife Andrea attend Yorkminster Citadel where they are both members of the band. Currently, he works as a freelance musician and specialist in the Greater Toronto Area.