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Joey + Rory’s Emotional Rendition of the Classic Gospel Song “I Surrender All”

Joey + Rory, I Surrender All

In 2016, the iconic country duo Joey + Rory surprised their fans when they released their version of the classic gospel song “I Surrender All” as part of their album, Hymns That Are Important To Us

“I Surrender All” is not new to most listeners as it is known as one of the staple worship songs sung in churches around the globe. The song was originally released as a hymn by an American art teacher and musician, Judson W. Van DeVenter, during the 1800s. 

Since it was such a hit among Christian listeners, musician Winfield S. Weeden decided to release his version of the hymn. After weeks of perfecting it, Winfield finally released the musical piece in 1896, which many known country singers have been covering over the years. 

Among the most notable versions were Mahalia Jackson’s rendition for her album, The Forgotten Recordings, and Joey + Rory’s emotional cover, which became such a hit. Upon the release of the latter, it had sold thousands of copies worldwide, making it one of Joey + Rory’s greatest hits

Joey + Rory’s Soul-Stirring Performance of ‘I Surrender All'”

Joey’s mellow voice and Rory’s raspy voice complimented the soft violin background tracks so well listeners couldn’t ask for more. But what made this song closer to the duo’s fans heart is the fact that it was one of the songs the duo released before Joey’s death in 2016. 

The song is simply a reminder that by trusting God and believing in his divine power, whatever problems may come, we can always surpass the storm with prayers. Since Joey’s death shocked Rory and their fans, “I Surrender All” became their strength during the dark times. 

So if you are going through something difficult and are losing hope, listen to Joey + Rory’s version of “I Surrender All” below, it may just be what you need to get through another day. 

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