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"Are Ye Able,"
Said the Master
Words by Earl Marlatt
Music by Harry S. Mason

Matthew 20:22
"But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask.
Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and
to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
They say unto him, We are able."

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          "Are ye able," said the Master,
          "To be crucified with Me?
          "Yea," the conquering Christians answered,
          "To the death we follow Thee."

            Chorus
            "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.

          "Are ye able," to remember
          When a thief lifts up his eyes,
          That his pardoned soul is worthy
          Of a place in Paradise?

            Chorus
            "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.

          "Are ye able," when the shadows
          Close around you with the sod,
          To believe that spirit triumphs,
          To commend your soul to God?

            Chorus
            "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.

          "Are ye able," still the Master
          Whispers down eternity,
          And heroic spirits answer,
          Now, as then in Galilee.

            Chorus
            "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.


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