MAKE ME A CAPTIVE

by Gordon Adnams

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This is a gorgeous piece which embellishes the poignant text so well. Your choir will love the intuitive voice leading and full lush chords. “He who loses his life for My sake will find it” – one of the famous Christian paradoxes – is the theme of George Matheson’s poem.

LYRICS

Lord, make me a captive
and then I shall be free

Force me to render up my sword
and I shall conqueror be.

I sink in life’s alarms
when by myself I stand.

Imprison me within thine arms
and strong shall be my hand.

Lord, make me a captive
and then I shall be free

George Matheson