534. Make me a captive, Lord

1 Make me a captive, Lord,
and then I shall be free;
force me to render up my sword,
and I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life's alarms
when by myself I stand;
imprison me within thine arms,
and strong shall be my hand.

2 My heart is weak and poor
until it master find;
it has no spring of action sure,
it varies with the wind.
It cannot freely move
till thou hast wrought its chain;
enslave it with thy matchless love,
and deathless it shall reign.

3 My power is faint and low
till I have learned to serve;
it lacks the needed fire to glow,
it lacks the breeze to nerve;
it cannot drive the world,
until itself be driven;
its flag can only be unfurled
when thou shalt breathe from heaven.

4 My will is not my own
till thou hast made it thine;
if it would reach a monarch's throne
it must its crown resign;
it only stands unbent,
amid the clashing strife,
when on thy bosom it has leant
and found in thee its life.

Text Information
First Line: Make me a captive, Lord
Author: George Matheson (1842-1906)
Meter: DSM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Discipleship
Tune Information
Name: LEOMINSTER
Composer: George William Martin (1828-1881)
Arranger: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
Meter: DSM
Key: D Major



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