Advent Hymnals

284. MAKE ME A CAPTIVE, LORD

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: D Flat

1.
Make me a captive, Lord, And then I shall be free;
Force me to render up my sword, And I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life's alarms When by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms, And strong shall be my hand.

2.
My heart is weak and poor Till it a master find;
It has no spring of action sure-- It varies with the wind.
It cannot freely move Till Thou has wrought its chain;
Enslave it with Thy matchless love, And deathless it shall reign.

3.
My will is not my own Till Thou hast made it Thine;
If it would reach a monarch's throne, It must its crown resign;
It only stands unbent, Amid the clashing strife,
When on Thy bosom it has leant, And found in Thee its life.

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Title Make Me a Captive, Lord
Key D Major
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First Line Make me a captive, Lord
Author George Matheson (1842-1906)
Year 1941
Composer George W. Martin
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Tune LEOMINSTER
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Chorus
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Subjects The Gospel: Consecration
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