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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By The Golden Chain of Praise (1869). I. Sweet Subjection

Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819–1906)

DEAR Lord and Master mine,

Thy happy servant see!

My Conqueror! with what joy divine

Thy captive clings to Thee!

I love Thy yoke to wear,

To feel Thy gracious bands,

Sweetly restrainèd by Thy care

And happy in Thy hands.

No bar would I remove;

No bond would I unbind;

Within the limits of Thy love

Full liberty I find.

I would not walk alone

But still with Thee, my God,

At every step my blindness own

And ask of Thee the road.

The weakness I enjoy

That casts me on Thy breast;

The conflicts that Thy strength employ,

Make me divinely blest.

Dear Lord and Master mine,

Still keep Thy servant true!

My Guardian and my Guide Divine,

Bring, bring Thy pilgrim through!

My Conqueror and my King,

Still keep me in Thy train,

And with Thee Thy glad captive bring

When Thou return’st to reign!