Channels Only

How I praise Thee, precious Savior

Author: Mary E. Maxwell (1900)
Tune: [How I praise Thee, precious Savior]
Published in 47 hymnals

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1. How I praise Thee, precious Savior,
That Thy love laid hold of me;
Thou hast saved and cleansed and filled me
That I might Thy channel be.

Channels only, blessed Master,
But with all Thy wondrous pow’r
Flowing through us, Thou canst use us
Every day and every hour.

2. Just a channel full of blessing,
To the thirsty hearts around;
To tell out Thy full salvation,
All Thy loving message sound.

3. Emptied that Thou shouldest fill me,
A clean vessel in Thy hand;
With no pow’r but as Thou givest
Graciously with each command.

4. Witnessing Thy pow’r to save me,
Setting free from self and sin;
Thou who boughtest to possess me,
In Thy fullness, Lord, come in.

5. Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit
Hearts that full surrender know;
That the streams of living water
From our inner self may flow.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #7

Author: Mary E. Maxwell

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Text Information

First Line: How I praise Thee, precious Savior
Title: Channels Only
Author: Mary E. Maxwell (1900)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Channels only, blessed Master
Notes: Swahili translation: See "Nakusifu Bwana Yesu"
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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50 Favorites #7

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #596

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Hymns of Faith #91

Hymns of the Christian Life #375

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #92

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Rejoice Hymns #521

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Sing Joyfully #405


Small Church Music #2347

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #332

The Christian Life Hymnal #498


The Cyber Hymnal #793

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The Worshiping Church #577


Worship and Service Hymnal #314

Worship His Majesty #541

Include 33 pre-1979 instances
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