Have Thine own way, Lord, is the Christian hymn frequently referenced toward the end of I Am the Clay. The hymn was written by George C. Stebbins in 1907.

 

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!

Thou art the Potter; I am the clay.

Mold me and make me After Thy will,

While I am waiting, Yielded and still.

 

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!

Search me and try me, Master, today!

Whiter than snow, Lord, Wash me just now,

As in Thy presence Humbly I bow.

 

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!

Wounded and weary Help me, I pray!

Power--all power--Surely is Thine!

Touch me and heal me, Saviour divine!

 

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!

Hold o'er my being Absolute sway!

Fill with Thy Spirit Till all shall see

Christ only, always, Living in me!

 

(Capitalization as per my hymnal)

Jeremiah 18:6 is a great biblical reference, however, Isaiah 64:8 is even better: "But now, Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, thou the potter, and all of us are thy handiwork." NEB [Isaiah 64:7, Tanakh]

 

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