Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. 2 Kings 4:3,5
You can listen to the song here It’s a tad bit different than we used to sing it, since we only enjoyed piano accompaniment, but I like this version too.
Of the blessing of the Lord
In your heart and life today?
Claim the promise of your Father;
Come according to His Word,
In the blessèd, old time way.
He will fill your heart today to overflowing.
As the Lord commandeth you,
Bring your vessels, not a few.
He will fill your heart today to overflowing
With the Holy Ghost and power.
Bring your empty earthen vessels,
Clean through Jesus’ precious blood.
Come, ye needy, one and all;
And in humble consecration
Wait before the throne of God
Till the Holy Ghost shall fall.
Like the cruse of oil unfailing
Is His grace forevermore,
And His love unchanging still;
And according to His promise,
With the Holy Ghost and power
He will every vessel fill.
Mrs. C.H. Morris, 1912
Mrs. C.H. Morris, or Lelia Morris (1862-1929), was born in Pennsville, Ohio. In 1881, she married Charles H. Morris. She and her husband were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and in camp meetings. She began song writing in the 1890s, writing hymns as she did her housework, authoring more than 1,000 Gospel songs. When her eyes began to fail in 1913, her son built a 28-foot blackboard with oversized staff lines, so she could continue composing.