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Make me what You will, Lord,
and set me where You will.

Let me be a vessel of silver or gold,
or a vessel of wood or stone,
just so I am a vessel of honor;
of whatever form or metal,
whether higher or lower,
finer or coarser,
I am content.

If I am not the head or the eye or the ear,
one of the nobler and more honorable instruments You will employ,
let me be the hand or the foot,
one of the most laborious and lowest and most contemptible of all the servants of my Lord.

Let my dwelling be on the dunghill,
my portion in the wilderness,
my name and lot be amongst the hewers of wood,
or drawers of water,
among the door-keepers of Your house:
anywhere, where I may be serviceable.

I put myself wholly into Your hands.

Put me to what You will,
rank me with whom You will,
put me to doing,
put me to suffering.

Let me be employed for You or laid aside for You;
exalted for You or trodden under foot for You.

Let me be full; let me be empty;
let me have all things; let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily resign all to Your pleasure and disposal.

John Wesley

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One thought on “Make Me What You Will, Lord”

  1. a. says:

    “among the door-keepers of Your house”

    I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God,for a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside; the LORD is my portion, says my soul. (Ps 84:10a; Lam 3:24a)

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