Song Book - Book - Page 40
How I praise Thee, precious Savior, That Thy love laid hold on me;
Thou hast saved and cleaned and filled me,
That I might Thy channel be.
Channels only, blessed Master, But with all Thy wondrous power
Flowing through us, thou can’st use us - Everyday and every 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 Thine hand;
With no power but as Thou givest, 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.
The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want; He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by.
My soul He doth restore again, And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness, E’en for His own name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod. And staff my comfort still.
My table Thou hast furnished me- In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint, And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life - Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore, - My dwelling place shall be.
O happy day that fixed my choice - On Thee, my savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,- And it tells its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day, - When Jesus wash’d my sins away!
He teaches me to watch and pray! And live rejoicing ev’ry day
Happy day, happy day, When Jesus wash’d my sins away!
O happy bond, that seals my vows-To Him Who merits all my love;
Let cheerful anthems fill His house, While to that sacred shrine I move.
Tis done, the great transaction’s done. I am the Lords and he is mine;
he drew me, and I followed on, charmed to confess the voice divine.
Now rest, my long divided heart; Fixed on this blissful centre rest,
Nor ever from Thy Lord depart, With him of every good posse’sed.
High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear;
Till in life’s latest hour I bow, And bless in death a bond so dear.