Title: Make Me a Captive, Lord
Composer: Samuel Howard, 1762 Harm. David Evans, 1927
Author: George Matheson, 1890
Theme: Life in Christ
1. Make me a captive, Lord, And then I shall be free; Force me to render up my sword, And I shall conqueror be. 2. I sink in life's alarms When by myself I stand; Imprison me within Thine arms, And strong shall be my hand. 3. My heart is weak and poor Until it master find; It has no spring of action sure. It varies with the wind. 4. It cannot freely move Till Thou hast wrought its chain; Enslave it with Thy matchless love, And deathless it shall reign. 5. 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; 6. It only stands unbent Amid the clashing strife, When on Thy bosom it has leant, And found in Thee its life.