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.

Morganton, NC, United States

I've heard this hymn for many years usually as the preacher is asking the congregation to come forward to be saved, rededicate ones self to the Lord or just to kneel and pray. I never knew the lyrics and the part I thought I knew I was signing wrong. What a wonderful blessing to be able to learn the lyrics of this beautiful hymn. God is Great!

Amalia Pereira

Austin, TX, United States

Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.

Mould me and make me

After Thy will.. Lord Jesus, mold me according to Your will! I’m just clay ready to be mold by You

Mildred Huckleberry

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Beautiful and refreshing song that can help us draw nigh unto God. and what He would have us do to worship, praise and serve Him best.

Michael Tulk

Barnstaple, United Kingdom

At my meditation this morning I was quietly waiting on God. I got the impression of a vessel, part earth and part clay. Then as I waited further I had a clear impression of this song and Father doing His divine work.

Jeremy Lum


This is one of my favorite hymns. It expresses our inner desire to be Christ like in this present age and time.

Paulina Smith

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

May we ever be yielded to His merciful hand and wonderful plans for our lives.

Josepheme Kellybent

Windsor, Connecticut, United States

This song really humbles me. It says exactly what I want to say to my Heavenly Father. Nothing I crave more than to be melted and molded into what He wants me to be today and for the world to see Christ in me......"till all can 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.