Sink me deeper till the measure of thy sorrows

Sink me deeper till the measure of thy sorrows

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [Sink me deeper till the measure of thy sorrows]
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1 Sink me deeper till the measure of thy sorrows,
And the suffering which thou hast borne for me,
By the life which I may live,
And the service which I give
I have filled my humble sacrifice to thee.

Refrain:
Sink me deeper,
Sink me deeper,
Till thy purpose in my heart thou canst fulfill;
Sink me deeper,
Sink me deeper,
Let me reach the lowest depths of thy will.

2 Sink me deeper: let me share thy pain, O Savior,
And endure the cruel thorns which thou hast worn,
Till in sweet humility,
I to walk anew with thee,
Rise triumphant thru the cross which thou hast borne. [Refrain]

3 Sink me deeper, even though it be affliction
That shall press me closer to thy bleeding feet.
Let me share the bitter cup
Which in sorrow thou didst sup,
Let me stand beside thee, perfect and complete. [Refrain]

4 Sink me deeper; that which to my heart is dearest
Gladly have I yielded into thy control:
If I suffer, Lord, with thee,
I shall reign eternally,
And shall praise thee while the ceaseless ages roll. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #44

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

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