Flow through me, Lord, a weak and earthly vessel

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Flow through me, Lord, a weak and earthly vessel,
  Cleansed by Thy blood, and quickened at Thy call.
Flow through me, Lord, all utterly abandoned,
  To Thy dear service, great, or high, or small.
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Flow through me, Lord, with overflowing fulness,
  Make me to know Thine own deep love for souls.
Work in me, Lord, the faith that moveth mountains,
  As power, Almighty power, my being holds.
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Flow through me, Lord, till sin in all its blackness
  To captives bound by Satan is revealed.
Flow through me, Lord, till hearts are stricken, broken,
  And in Thy cleansing fountain saved and healed.
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Flow through me, Lord, till lagging souls are quickened,
  Till lives of failure sing the victory song,
Till praise from lips long dumb and silent, open,
  And join with rapture earth’s glad, cleansed throng.
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Flow through me, Lord, till waters from Thy fountain
  Shall slake the thirst of souls in deserts drear.
Flow through me, Lord, till arid places blossom
  With roses fresh and sweet, and wondrous fair.
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Flow through me, Lord, set all my heart-strings thrilling,
  With Thine own love, so matchless, perfect, free.
Flow through me, Lord, till naught in earth or heaven,
  Can satisfy my being, Lord, but Thee.
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Joshua Chang

Anaheim, California, United States

Lord, I am a weak and earthly vessel. I cannot do anything. I need You. Thank You that Your mercy reached even me! Flow through me Lord, to a point where I can say that all I have utterly abandoned!


Broken Vessel

United States

I stumbled upon this, but speaks so accurately about how I want the Lord to restore me. I know I'm saved and secure in Christ. But there's a specific brokeness that only God can heal. I know someday, the Lord will reveal a new heaven and earth, where we won't be afflicted by a fallen nature. But I pray every day that He would choose to reach down in His compassion and "open" these "lips long dumb and silent". This hymn articulates my plea with precise intelligibility.


Valerie Trujillo

Phoenix, AZ, United States

This is such a needed prayer and so fitting for us desert dwellers! Flow through us Lord! Till waters from Thy fountain, shall slake the thirst of souls in deserts drear. Flow through us Lord till arid places blossom! With roses fresh and sweet and wondrous fair!


Sheila Richards

Laurel, Maryland, United States

This is a new song the Lord brought me to when I was praying and asking Him to flow continually in me all day long! Oh how I praise Him for His sweet water of life, ever fresh and so abundant!

Yes, flow through me, Lord, a weak and earthly vessel,

cleansed by Thy blood, and quickened at Thy call!