Rev. Michael Schmidt’s Re-write of ” I Surrender All ” – Christian song

261547_10151269036728830_825427105_nMichael E. Schmidt re-writes famous Christian song.

Cross Of Jesus [ Re-write of I Surrender All ]

Cross of Jesus, He surrendered;
All from Him He freely gave;
Life of Jesus freely given,
In His presence now I’m clean.


He surrendered all, He surrendered all,
All from Thee, my blessèd Savior,
He surrendered all.

All from Jesus ,not from my works;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly sins are all forgiven;
Save me Jesus, save me now.

Pastoral Counselor Dr. Michael Schmidt to play taps for Veterans’ Day in Decatur Cemetery

Decatur Veterans Day picture
November 2016 marks the eighth year that the Friends of Decatur Cemetery and American Legion Harold Byrd Post 66 have joined in a project to honor all those buried in Decatur Cemetery who have served in the armed forces. The 58-acre cemetery contains graves of veterans from every conflict from the American Revolution through the recent military engagements in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Taps will be played in a special Veterans Day service on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. by Pastoral Counselor Dr. Michael E. Schmidt of the Brookwood Counseling Center.
Volunteers will donate time to place 50-star U.S. flags on the graves of nearly 1,000 veterans who now rest in Decatur soil. A service of remembrance will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial off Bell Street on Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., in the cemetery. The flags will remain in place until Nov. 24.