442. 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.

2 I sink in life's alarms
when by myself I stand;
imprison me within thine arms,
and strong shall be my hand.

3 My heart is weak and poor
until it master find;
it has no spring of action sure--
it varies with the wind.

4 It cannot freely move
till thou hast wrought its chain;
enslave it with thy matchless love,
and deathless it shall reign.

5 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.

Text Information
First Line: Make me a captive, Lord
Title: Make Me a Captive, Lord
Author: George Matheson (1890)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: SM
Topic: Faith and Aspiration
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. BRIDE
Composer: Samuel Howard (1762)
Meter: SM
Key: g minor



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