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Ronald Turner Make Me A Captive, Lord

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 06
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB and keyboard (piano or organ). Dramatic and lyrical.  Text by George Matheson.

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. 
My heart is weak and poor 
until it master find; 
it has no spring of action sure, 
it varies with the wind. 
It cannot freely move 
till thou hast wrought its chain; 
enslave it with thy matchless love, 
and deathless it shall reign. 
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. 

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