Are Ye Able, Said the Master   1 comment



Above:  A Trail

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Text (1926) by Earl Marlatt (1892-1976)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)


1.  “Are ye able,” said the Master,

“To be crucified with me?”

“Yea,” the sturdy dreamers answered,

“To the death we follow thee.”


“Lord we are able.”

Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us,

Like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance

Above us shall be

A beacon to God,

To love and loyalty.

2.  “Are ye able” to remember,

When a thief lifts up his eyes,

That his pardoned soul is worthy

Of a place in Paradise?


3.  “Are ye able” when the shadows

Close around you with the sod,

To believe that spirit triumphs,

To commend your soul to God?


4.  “Are ye able,” still the Master

Whispers down eternity,

And heroic spirits answer,

Now, as then, in Galilee.


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