Now He Uses Me

How oft I prayed for power

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [How oft I prayed for power]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 How oft I prayed for power,
And tarried by the way;
I wanted some great blessing
To use each busy day.

But now He uses me,
Praise God, He uses me;
The blessèd Holy Spirit
Uses me, even me;
But now He uses me,
Praise God, He uses me;
The blessèd Holy Spirit uses me.

2 I did not get the blessing
Until the Blesser came;
Nor was I fit for service
Till filled with love’s warm flame. [Refrain]

3 Today my richest blessing
Is doing His sweet word;
My highest joy each moment
Is to be used of God. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11563

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How oft I prayed for power
Title: Now He Uses Me
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But now He uses me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11563
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