Have Thine own way, Lord

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.
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.
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.
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.
Tishia Jackson

New Bern, NC, United States

I will attempt to sing this masterpiece.... at a passing ceremony... Of a lovely gentle man.... thanks for allowing me to spruce up on the lyrics.

Francis Okwudili Egbo

Festac, Lagos, Nigeria

What a wonderful solemn song.

Victor Olusegun Solomon

London, United Kingdom

Have Thine own way Lord in our hearts. A mind that's sober, a submissive will, a burning and loving emotion and a conscience free of offense toward man and God. Work this out in all of us Lord Spirit. Amen.

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, New York, United States

Have Thine own way Lord always.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I remembered this song just as I was rounding off my quiet time, googled the song as I didn't know all the lyrics. This song has really blessed me and I believe it's God's direction for my life.

Leigh Powell

A gentle hymn of willing, loving submission to God in Christ, taken from the book of Jeremiah. I first sang this when I was a young born again Christian. To God be the glory!


Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

God spoke this to me after I had been disappointed in someone. It really spoke to my heart and I am glad he gave me this hymn because I am familiar with it.

Lucas W

Richmond, Virginia, United States

God brought this song to my mind the other day as I was reflecting on aspirations for the new year. The lyrics reflect perfectly where I want my mind and heart to be.


Florida, United States

During my quiet time and reflection of the day I began writing from memory the words to this hymn I grew up singing in church. God is so awesome! He knows exactly what we need and His timing is perfect.

Lisa Shelter

Memphis, TN, United States

This is my prayer and aspiration. He knows me! I am NOT good at be still and yielding. Yet, He, as the One whom I love, is asking me to WAIT on HIM. "Wounded and weary" I know You are one who can heal by just one touch. So, have YOUR way Lord. Once I do and recline on Your wings, He does have "absolute sway". Lord, may this issue in "Christ only, always, living in me."