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577. Channels Only

1 How I praise thee, precious Savior,
that thy love laid hold of me;
thou hast saved and cleansed and filled me
that I might thy channel be.

Channels only, blessèd Master,
but with all thy wondrous power
glowing through us, thou canst use us
every day and every hour.

2 Emptied that thou shouldest fill me,
a clean vessel in thy hand,
with no power but as thou givest
graciously with each command. (Refrain)

3 Witnessing thy power to save me,
setting free from self and sin,
thou who bought me to possess me,
in thy fullness, Lord, come in. (Refrain)

4 Jesus, fill now with thy Spirit
hearts that full surrender know;
that the streams of living water
from our inner selves may flow. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: How I praise thee, precious Savior
Title: Channels Only
Author: Mary E. Maxwell (1900, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Philippians 3; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:21; Acts 9:15
Topic: Jesus Christ: Power of
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Channels only, blessed Master
Tune Information
Composer: Ada R. Gibbs (1900)
Key: G Major

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