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StarofG0D
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 ABANDONED

ABANDONED

Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Seeking all His fullness at whatever cost;
Cutting all the shore-lines, launching in the deep
Of His mighty power–strong to save and keep.


Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Oh! the sinking, sinking, until self is lost!
Until the emptied vessel lies broken at His feet;
Waiting till His filling shall make the work complete.


Utterly abandoned to the will of God;
Seeking for no other path than my Master trod;
Leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice,
Waiting for His guidance, listening for His voice.


Utterly abandoned! no will of my own;
For time and for eternity, His, and His alone;
All my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will,
Having nothing, yet in Him all things possessing still.


Utterly abandoned! ’tis so sweet to be
Captive in His bonds of love, yet so wondrous free;
Free from sin’s entanglements, free from doubt and fear,
Free from every worry, burden, grief or care.


Utterly abandoned! oh, the rest is sweet,
As I tarry, waiting, at His blessed feet;
Waiting for the coming of the Guest divine,
Who my inmost being shall perfectly refine.


Lo! He comes and fills me, Holy Spirit sweet!
I, in Him, am satisfied! I, in Him, complete!
And the light within my soul shall nevermore grow dim
While I keep my covenant–abandoned unto Him!


–Author Unknown


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Michelle

 2011/4/20 8:54Profile









 Re: ABANDONED


I like this very much.


Thank you Sis.

 2011/4/22 1:07
menderofnets
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 Re:

Amen!

Some songs/hymns etc seem to capture those unutterable desires of the heart so well. Thank you for this!


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Jamie Adam

 2011/4/22 1:37Profile









 Re: ABANDONED



I've found a good tune for this. To make it flow, I've dropped a few short words and created a refrain from within the text. You will will still have to figure to get some syllables to fit, but it's quite rousing now!

If anyone is seriously going to sing this with other Christians in a public setting, I strongly suggest changing 'in Him', which I took from the last line of a verse, to 'in Christ', in the refrain.

Below are three tunes with an indication in the text of how each sings best.


This and the next are from 'Who is on the Lord's side?' by Frances Havergal.


The first is my preference!

Tune: http://library.timelesstruths.org/library/music/W/Who_Is_on_the_Lords_Side/Who_Is_on_the_Lords_Side.mid




Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Seeking all His fullness at whatever cost;
Cutting all the shore-lines, launching in the deep
Of His mighty power, strong to save and keep.

Refrain
Utterly abandoned! (Utterly abandoned!)
Lost in His sweet will; (Lost in His sweet will;)
Having nothing, yet, in Him, possessing all!

(or, Having nothing, yet, in Christ, possessing all!)


Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Oh! the sinking, sinking, until self is lost!
'Til the emptied vessel_lies broken at His feet;
Waiting till His filling makes the work complete.


Utterly abandoned to the will of God;
Seeking for no other path than_my Master trod;
Leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice,
Waiting for His guidance, list'ning for His voice.


Utterly abandoned! No will of my own;
For time and eternity, His,_and His alone;
All my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will,
Having nothing, yet all things possessing still.


Utterly abandoned! ’Tis so sweet to be
Captive in His bonds of love, yet so wondrous free;
Free from sin’s entanglements, free from doubt and fear,
Free from every worry, burden, grief or care.


Utterly abandoned! Oh, the rest is sweet,
As I tarry, waiting, at His blessed feet;
Waiting for the coming of the Guest divine,
Who my inmost being_shall perfectly refine.


Lo! He comes and fills me, Holy Spirit sweet!
I, in Him, am satisfied! In Him, complete!
And the light within_my_soul_shall nevermore grow dim
While I keep my cov'nant_abandoned unto Him!



–Author Unknown




Tune: Armageddon by C. Luise Reichardt, arr. John Goss

http://www.ccel.org/cceh/0005/000535a.mid

http://www.scriptureandmusic.com/Music/MIDI/Who_Is_On_The_Lords_Side_L1.mid (slower)



Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Seeking all His fullness at whatever cost;
Cutting all the shore-lines, launching in the deep
Of His mighty power–strong to save and keep.

Refrain
Utterly abandoned! Lost in His sweet will;
Having nothing, yet, in Him [or, in Christ], possessing all.


Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Oh! the sinking, sinking, until self is lost!
'Til the emptied vessel_lies broken at His feet;
Waiting till His filling makes the work complete.


Utterly abandoned to the will of God;
Seeking for no other_path than my Master trod;
Leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice,
Waiting for His guidance, list'ning for His voice.


Utterly abandoned! No will of my own;
For time and eternity, His, and His alone;
All my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will,
Having nothing, yet all things possessing still.


Utterly abandoned! ’Tis so sweet to be
Captive in His bonds_of love, yet so wondrous free;
Free from sin’s entanglements, free from doubt and fear,
Free from every worry, burden, grief or care.


Utterly abandoned! Oh, the rest is sweet,
As I tarry, waiting, at His blessed feet;
Waiting for the coming of the Guest divine,
Who my inmost being_shall perfectly refine.


Lo! He comes and fills me, Holy Spirit sweet!
I, in Him, am satisfied! I, in Him, complete!
And the light within_my_soul_shall nevermore grow dim
While I keep my cov(e)nant_abandoned unto Him!



–Author Unknown




This is also the same rhythm as St Gertrude for 'Onward! Christian soldiers!' with fewer dropped words or syllables, especially in the last lines of the verses.

St Gertrude: http://www.ccel.org/cceh/0001/000146a.mid



Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Seeking all His fullness at whatever cost;
Cutting all the shore-lines, launching in the deep
Of His mighty power - strong to save and keep.

Refrain
Utterly abandoned! Lost in His sweet will;
Having nothing, yet, in Him [or, in Christ], possessing all!


Utterly abandoned to the Holy Ghost!
Oh! the sinking, sinking, until self is lost!
'Til the emptied vessel_lies broken at His feet;
Waiting till His filling sha-ll make the work complete.


Utterly abandoned to the will of God;
Seeking for no other_path than my Master trod;
Leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice,
Waiting for His gui--dance, list'ning for His voice.


Utterly abandoned! No will of my own;
For time and eternity, His, and His alone;
All my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will,
Having nothing, yet in Him all things possessing still.


Utterly abandoned! ’Tis so sweet to be
Captive in His bonds_of love, yet so wondrous free;
Free from sin’s entanglements, free from doubt and fear,
Free from ev'ry worry, burden, grie-f o-r care.


Utterly abandoned! Oh, the rest is sweet,
As I tarry, waiting, at His blessed feet;
Waiting for the coming of the Guest divine,
Who my inmost being sha-ll perfectly refine.


Lo! He comes and fills me, Holy Spirit sweet!
I, in Him, am satisfied! I, in Him, complete!
And the light within my soul_shall nevermore grow dim
While I keep my covenant – abandoned unto Him!


–Author Unknown



Blessings - all in Him!

 2011/4/22 10:39
StarofG0D
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Joined: 2007/10/28
Posts: 1232
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 Re:

WOW Thanks AtG. This is great!

To think of this as a song, and not just a poem.

To make it a song in my heart.

Thank you sister.

In Christ,
Michelle


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Michelle

 2011/4/22 11:06Profile









 Re: ABANDONED


Hi Michelle,

Quote:
This is great!



I'm glad you're pleased. :) I've had a ball singing all day!

 2011/4/22 11:41





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