From pray’r that asks that I may be
|From pray’r that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From falt’ring when I should climb high’r,
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.
|From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified),
From all that dims Thy Calvary,
O Lamb of God, deliver me.
|Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire,
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make me Thy fuel, O flame of God.
Oh I haven’t found the vocals to this song, I wish I could sing it! Anyone knows if there is a recording for this song?
Naturally we like to take the easy way. Amy Carmichael was not this kind of person. She also expected that those who served with her had the same willingness and heart to suffer for the Lord's sake. This hymn has some descriptive expressions such as "silken self," "love of softening things," and "easy choices" which describe the hindrances in following the Lord. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The piano music is so excellent that it sounds like a live piano being played. It musters all my strength to obtain the mercy and grace of the Supreme Lord and battle the Devil and Satan.