Giving it all to you, giving it all to you
Source: Singing the Faith: 551
Words: Geraldine Latty
Music: Geraldine Latty
Ideas for use
This is a song that works equally well with a praise band or a solo keyboard accompaniment. Its simplicity makes it suitable for a variety of occasions, for example as a Call to Worship, for services of recommitment, or (with its reference to “kneeling before your cross”) on Good Friday.
Five of Geraldine Latty’s songs have been included in Singing the Faith. Known for her ministry at Spring Harvest and FocusFest (Northern Ireland’s largest event for Christian women), Geraldine was born into a West Indian family living in Crewe in Cheshire. Her upbringing was in the Pentecostal tradition, she has headed up a music department in a Catholic school in Bristol, and has “spent a number of years being a part of the Methodist Church”.
Her very personal hymn, Worship God with the morning sunrise (StF 68), describes with attractive words the nature of the God she worships:
You are beautifully different,
you are gracious in your thoughts.
You’re the friend who’s proven faithful,
you are love laid down for us.
In 2000, Geraldine left teaching to “see what God wanted to do with her time” and has found that invitations and opportunities to serve have continued to grow in number.
Read Tony Cummings’ 2003 interview with Geraldine for the Cross Rhythms website.