Do you not know, . . . that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. (Romans 7:1 and 6 NIV)

Make Me a Captive, Lord

Verse 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

Verse 2

My heart is weak and poor
Until its 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

Verse 3

My power is faint and low
Till I have learned to serve
It wants the needed fire to glow
It wants the breeze to nerve
It cannot drive the world
Until itself be driven
Its flag can only be unfurled
When Thou shalt breathe from heaven

Verse 4

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

CCLI Song # 803268
George Matheson | George William Martin
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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