Oh, to be nothing, nothing

Oh, to be nothing, nothing!
Only to lie at His feet,
A broken and emptied vessel—
For the Master’s use made meet!
Emptied that He might fill me
As forth to His service I go;
Broken, that so unhindered,
His life through me might flow.
  Oh, to be nothing, nothing!
Only to lie at His feet,
A broken and emptied vessel—
  For the Master’s use made meet!
Oh, to be nothing, nothing!
Only as led by His hand—
A messenger at His gateway,
Only waiting for His command;
Only an instrument ready
His praises to sound at His will—
Willing, should He not require me,
In silence to wait on Him still.
Oh, to be nothing, nothing!
Painful the humbling may be!
Yet low in the dust I’d lay me
That the world might my Savior see!
Rather be nothing, nothing!
To Him let their voices be raised!
He is the fountain of blessing,
He only is meet to be praised!
Jack Petrash

Irving, TX, United States

In order to be fruitful ministers of life, all the hindrances of the self: pride, former knowledge, past experiences must be "broken".

Oh to be nothing, nothing!

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

People can be born again Christians by repenting of their sin and believing the gospel, which is the the Lord Jesus took away the sins of the world in the cross, and rose again on the third day, for He was sinless for He is God.

Once born again, Christians are forgiven by God (Colossians 1 verse 14).

We are also bought from the Devil's realm of darkness and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son (Colossians 1 verse 13). Born again Christians are a redeemed people of God - redeem means to buy ( Galatians 3 verse 13 - it was the Lord Jesus's death on the tree as a curse, that brings people into the family of God as children.

Jennifer Warland

London, Surrey, United Kingdom

Praise the Lord, we first need to be made nothing, all our idols of this world crushed, then as a broken and empty vessel, the Lord can enter and work a process of resurrection in us. Praise Him that He does this work of death, and then goes on to richly bless us day by day as He works in us. 2 Cor. 4:7-12

李 菲 麗

NC, United States

I am so touched with this hymn 'blended' by His word in Romans 7:18--"For I know that in me, that is my flesh, nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but to work out the good is not." O Lord Jesus!