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CHANNELS | Short Meter Double (8,7,8,7,D)
Mary E. Maxwell, 20th Century
Ada Rose Gibbs, 1865-1905
How I praise Thee, precious Saviour, That Thy love laid hold of me; Thou hast saved and cleansed and filled me That I might Thy channel be. Refrain: Channels only, blessed Master, But with all Thy wondrous pow'r Flowing thro' us, Thou canst use us Ev'ry day and ev'ry hour. Just a channel, full of blessing To the thirsty hearts around; To tell out Thy full salvation, All Thy loving message sound. Emptied that Thou shouldest fill me, A clean vessel in Thy hand; With no pow'r but as Thou givest Graciously with each command. 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. Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit Hearts that full surrender know; That the streams of living water From our inner man may flow.