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Subject: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 10:33 AM

Can anyone help dig up the lyrics to this early "Jesus music" song:
The chorus of it is something like:

"Father, break me, take me through the fire
Oh Father, hold me, mold me just as you desire
I am just a cup to overflow your will
But first I must be empty to be filled."

I think it was by Terry and/or John Michael Talbot, late seventies perhaps? I can find occasional conflicting references to it but can't find the whole thing.
The tune and accompaniment are well fixed in my motor memory but the cognitive brain cells that knew the words have long gone.

Thanks in advance
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 01:03 PM

"Father, break me
Take me through the fire
Oh, Father hold me, mold me
Just as You desire.
I am just a cup to overflow Your will
But first I must be emptied to be filled."

-John Michael Talbot

from

http://radicaljesusfollowers.blogspot.ca/2011/04/brokenness.html


That's all I could find with a quick look, Glenn. However is gives us the who if not the lyrics you are looking for. I'll do some digging later today.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 03:24 PM

I can locate no further lyrics. However, you can reach John Michael Talbot on Facebook.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 03:57 PM

Thanks. It helps to know which Talbot to look for at least.
If anyone out there has something on vinyl they can check, I'd still appreciate it.
-G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 04:26 PM

G, are you sure that's the title of the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,highlandman at home
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 09:56 PM

Of course I'm sure.
I'm also wrong.
Just now (before checking here) I had the idea it might have been called "The Alabaster Jar", but that warn't it neither.
However, Googling that led me to this

Joy Explosion

where I learn it was given the unhelpful title "Father."

All is well that ends well... thanks for the help!

-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 11:52 PM

Song is titled "Father". Was sung by Terry Talbot on his 1978 album "A Time to Laugh, A Time to Sing"

The alabaster case of oil was opened
and washing the feet of Jesus.
The sweet perfume was poured.
I am like the cask I must be broken
so from my heart will flow a life unto my Lord.

CHORUS:   Father break me. Take me through the fire.
Oh Father hold me, mold me, just as You desire.
I am just a cup to overflow Your will, but I know I must be empty to be filled.

I saw myself as only drifting.
Lost upon the water. Sinking like a stone.
But then Your tide washed around me. I was lifted.
If I follow the Morning Star I'll be sailing home.

CHORUS:   Father break me. Take me through the fire.
Oh Father hold me, mold me, just as You desire.
I am just a cup to overflow Your will, but first I must be empty to be filled


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Empty to be Filled
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 17 - 05:32 AM

I learnt this song as a child. I cant find the lyrics either but it goes like this.
The Albaster case

The alabastar case of oil was broken,
And washen the feet of jesus
That sweet perfume was poured
I am like the cask I must be broken
So from my life will flow
A life unto my lord.

Father break me, and take me through the fire oh, father hold me mold me just as you desire, I am just a cup to overflow your will, and I know I must be empty to be filled.

I saw myself as only drifting ,
As lost upon the waters and sinking like a stone
But then your tide washed around me I was lifted
And if I follow the morning star
Ill be sailing home

Repeat chorus.


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