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604. Make Me a Captive, Lord

1 Make me a captive, Lord,
and then I shall be free;
force me to render up my sword,
and I shall conquer'r be.
I sink in life's alarms
when by myself I stand;
imprison me within your arms,
and strong shall be my hand.

2 My pow'r is faint and low
till I have learned to serve;
it lacks the needed fire to glow,
it lacks the breeze to nerve;
it cannot drive the world
until itself be driv'n;
its flag can only be unfurled
when you shall breathe from heav'n.

3 My heart is weak and poor
until it master find;
it has no spring of action sure,
it varies with the wind.
It cannot freely move
till you have wrought its chain;
enslave it with your matchless love,
and deathless it shall reign.

Text Information
First Line: Make me a captive, Lord
Title: Make Me a Captive, Lord
Author: George Matheson (1890, alt.)
Meter: S.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Invitation and Response; Christian paradox; Confession of Sin (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LEOMINSTER
Composer: George William Martin (1862)
Arranger: Arthur Sullivan (1874)
Meter: S.M.D.
Key: D Major
Notes: 595 B in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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MAKE ME A CAPTIVE, LORD (Gray Psalter 546)
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MAKE ME A CAPTIVE, LORD (Gray Psalter 546 to Gray Psalter 420)
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NOT WHAT MY HANDS HAVE DONE (Trinity Hymnal 461)
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A FEW MORE YEARS SHALL ROLL (Trinity Hymnal 540)
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