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Make me what you want me to be, O Lord

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1 Make me what you want me to be, O Lord,--
I belong to Thee,
In tho't and in purpose, in deed and word,
Work Thy will in me.

Just what you want me to be, dear Lord,
Just what you want me to be;
All sin washed away--
All Thine from today,
Just what you want me, Lord, make me.

2 Make me what you want me to be in heart,
Saved from ev'ry sin,
Withholding from Thee not a single part,
Wholly Thine within. [Chorus]

3 Make me what you want me to be in deed,
Serving Thee alone,
And ready for service, whate'er the need--
Savior, all Thine own. [Chorus]

4 Make me what you want me to be, to win
Souls who are astray,
To bring others back from the fields of sin,
Savior, while I may. [Chorus]

5 Make me what you want me to be for I
Trust alone in Thee;
Thy plan and Thy will as the days go by,
Master, work in me. [Chorus]

6 Make me what you want me to be, dear Lord,
All forever Thine,
And keep me as promised in Holy Word,
By Thy pow'r divine. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #68

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Make me what you want me to be, O Lord
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Just what you want me to be, dear Lord


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Victory Songs #68

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