Words by Mary E. Maxwell (1837-1915)
Tune: CHANNELS by Ada R. Gibbs (1865-1905)
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Meter: 126.96.36.199. with Refrain
1. 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.
Refrain: Channels only, blessed Master, But with all Thy wondrous pow’r Flowing through us, Thou canst use us Ev’ry day and ev’ry hour.
2. Just a channel full of blessing, To the thirsty hearts around, To tell out Thy full salvation, All Thy loving message sound.
3. Emptied that Thou shouldest fill me, A clean vessel in Thy hand; With no pow’r but as Thou givest Graciously with each command.
4. Witnessing Thy pow’r to save me, Setting free from self and sin; Thou who bought-est to possess me, In Thy fullness, Lord, come in.
5. Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit Hearts that full surrender know, That the streams of living water From our inner man may flow.