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Words and music: Earl Marlatt (b1892) and 
Harry S Mason (1881-1964)
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk

Are Ye Able

 A                         D
“Are ye able,” said the Master,
       E7             A
“To be crucified with Me?”
                           D
“Yea,” the sturdy dreamers answered,
        B7              E7
“To the death we follow Thee.”

Chorus:
A     C#     F#m       D           A
Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.
   E          A        B7           E
Remould them, make us, like Thee, divine.
    A  C#     F#m       D           C#
Thy guiding radiance above us shall be
  D         A                E7   A
A beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

Are you able to relinquish
Purple dreams of power and fame,
To go down into the Garden,
Or to die a death of shame?

Chorus

Are ye able, when the anguish
Racks your mind and heart with pain,
To forgive the souls who wrong you,
Who would make your striving vain?

Chorus

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

Chorus

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

Chorus

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

Chorus


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