Make Me a Captive, Lord Lyrics, Story, and Video

Make Me a Captive, Lord Lyrics

1 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.

2 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.

3 My pow’r is faint and low
Till I have learned to serve;
It lacks the needed fire to glow,
It lacks the breeze to nerve.
It cannot drive the world
Until itself be driv’n;
Its flag can only be unfurled
When thou shalt breathe from heav’n.

4 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.

Make Me a Captive, Lord Hymn Story

“Make Me a Captive, Lord” is a Christian hymn that was written by George Matheson. It was first published in 1890. Born in 1842 in Scotland George Matheson lost his eyesight in his youth but this did not prevent him from studying theology and subsequently becoming a minister of the gospel.

George Matheson - ,Make Me a Captive hymn writer
George Matheson

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