When You ascended on high, You led captives in Your train.@Psalm 68:18
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George Matheson (1842-1906)

George Matheson, Sacred Songs, 1890.

Diademata George J. Elvey, Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868 ( pdf nwc).

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George J. Elvey (1816-1893)

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 has wrought its chain;
Enslave it with Thy matchless love, and deathless it shall reign.

My power 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 driven;
Its flag can only be unfurled when Thou shalt breathe from heaven.

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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The Apostle Paul in Prison
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)