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Adelaide A Pollard died 12/20/1934.  She taught in girls’ schools in Chicago during the 1880s and later taught at Nyack Missionary Training Institute (associated with A B Simpson).  She was born to Presbyterian parents, 11/27/1862.

 In 1902 she (although not in good health) had hoped to go to Africa as a missionary but was unable to raise the funds.  Discouraged, she is said to have attended a prayer service one evening and have overheard an elderly woman say “It really doesn’t matter what you do with us, Lord, just have your own way with our lives.” That inspired Pollard, she contemplated the story of the potter from Jer 18.3, and upon returning home wrote all four stanzas before retiring for the night.


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.

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