Have Thine own way, Lord

1
Have Thine own way, Lord,
  Have Thine own way;
Thou art the Potter,
  I am the clay.
Mould me and make me
  After Thy will,
While I am waiting,
  Yielded and still.
2
Have Thine own way, Lord,
  Have Thine own way;
Search me and try me,
  Master, today.
Whiter than snow, Lord,
  Wash me just now,
As in Thy presence
  Humbly I bow.
3
Have Thine own way, Lord,
  Have Thine own way;
Wounded and weary,
  Help me, I pray.
Power, all power,
  Surely is Thine,
Touch me and heal me,
  Savior divine.
4
Have Thine own way, Lord,
  Have Thine own way;
Hold o'er my being
  Absolute sway.
Fill with Thy Spirit
  Till all shall see
Christ only, always,
  Living in me.
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Deborah Dozier

Charlotte, NC, United States

This a song from my youth. I loved the melody, but didn't really understand the meaning until about 30 years ago, I am now 62. What joy to know that I am a masterpiece and uniquely made by The Potter, God, our Father. Surrendered and still being shaped for every season of my life.


Ogbuinyanu Sunday Nelson

Ebonyi, Nigeria

Quite loving, comforting, consoling, and reviving Hymn. Blessed are you, the writer


Elizabeth

Scotland, United Kingdom

I love the words of this wonderful hymn. It reminds me of my beloved Dad (now with Jesus). He was a hard, violent wicked man when God saved him at the age of 38, and his words to The Lord Jesus were “Lord take all of me”. And God changed him over the course of the next 65 years into a beautiful, humble gentle, gracious man of God who witnessed for his Lord every day of his life and brought many souls to The Lord. God moulded and made him into a shining light for Him.


Patsy R Liles

Beaverton, OR, United States

I am 92 years old and it is a blessing to me to be able to bring up the songs I loved so much in my days of service to God and the church. Thank you.


Melissa Gibson

Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This is one of my favourite hymes. I always sing this song when I feel helpless, knowing the sovereign God is my help my peace and joy. Life is full of challenges and singing this song brings me back to a place of rest in my saviour.


Elizabeth

Hamilton, Michigan, United States

One of my favorite songs from childhood to now. Have thine own way Lord. You are the potter and I am the clay.


Hudson

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

This song pops into my mind, everytime I can't seem to understand what's happening in my life. The situations, the relationships. But in everything, the one assurance, the one that's all we need, is that He is in Control and He is moulding us into His will.

He will give us what we need, at the right time.


Rosita Kamala

Bangaluru, Karnataka, India

Very powerful song and this song makes me more prayerful.


Sue

Cyril, Oklahoma, United States

I was blessed by this song this am!! GGG


Sharon

Seaford, VA, United States

Dede, I read your comment and wanted you to know I am praying for you! God will strengthen you as you seek Him first and trust in His goodness, mercy and love. Continue to be encouraged by this hymn and commit yourself to being willing clay in The Potter's hands.

It has been a one-day-at-a-time journey for me for the past 33 years. He is mighty to save! Trusting that the Lord will bless and keep you! ~Sharon