We are…Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Words: Mary E. Maxwell, in Tongues of Fire (London: Pentecostal League, May 1892).
Music: Ada R. Gibbs (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Maxwell (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
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, blessèd Master,
But with all Thy wondrous power
Flowing through us, Thou canst use us
Every day 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 Thy hand;
With no power but as Thou givest
Graciously with each command.
Witnessing Thy power to save me,
Setting free from self and sin;
Thou who boughtest to possess me,
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 self may flow.