(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
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 thru us, Thou canst use us
Ev’ry day and ev’ry hour.
Emptied that Thou shouldst 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,
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.