Only an Earthen Vessel

I am only an earthen vessel

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [I am only an earthen vessel]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am only an earthen vessel
That Jesus may use as He will,
Whether much I may do in His vineyard,
Or small be the place that I fill.

I am only an earthen vessel,
But Jesus has pleasure in me;
While I gladly submit to His purpose,
A vessel to honor I’ll be.

2 I am only an earthen vessel,
But cleansed by the Master’s dear hand;
He hath placed me just where He would have me,
And ready for service I stand. [Refrain]

3 I am only an earthen vessel,
All excellence is of the Lord;
For alone I am worthless and empty,
And nothing of profit afford. [Refrain]

4 I am only an earthen vessel,
The graces within are not mine,
For the love and the power and glory
Belong to the Savior divine. [Refrain]

Evening Light Songs, 1987 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am only an earthen vessel
Title: Only an Earthen Vessel
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #317

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