Channels Only

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, blessed 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 bought me 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 man may flow.

—Mary E. Maxwell

“I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God,
to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice,
Acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service of worship.”
—Romans 12:1 NASB