Hymn of the Week for 7/14/19- Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service
Lord, whose love in humble service bore the weight of human need,
Who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy's perfect deed:
We, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart;
Consecrating to your purpose ev'ry gift which you impart.
Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom; still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, in deep compassion healed the sick and freed the soul,
By your Spirit send your power to our world to make it whole.
As we worship, grant us vision, till your love's revealing light
In its height and depth and greatness dawns upon our quickened sight,
Making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear,
Stirring us to ardent service, your abundant life to share.
Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go,
To the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show;
Hope and health, goodwill and comfort, counsel, aid, and peace we give,
That your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live.
Text: Albert F. Bayly (Copyright Oxford University Press)
Tune: BEACH SPRING (Arr. Copyright 1985 Augsburg Fortress)
Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.
We are pilgrims on a journey, we are trav'lers on the road;
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you in the nighttime of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping; when you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow till we've seen this journey through.
Verse 5 (repeat verse 1)
Text and Music: Richard Gillard (Copyright 1977 Scripture In Song, admin. Integrity Music)
"Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,
Will you let me life be grown in you and you in me?"
"Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare, should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer pray'r in you and you in me?"
"Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the pris'ners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
And admit to what I mean in you and you in me?"
"Will you love the you you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?"
Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In your company I'll go where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
Text: John Bell (Copyright 1987 Iona Community, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
When we are living, it is in Christ Jesus, and when we're dying, it is in the Lord.
Both in our living and in our dying, we belong to God, we belong to God.
"Mid times of sorrow and in times of pain, when sensing beauty or in love's embrace,
Whether we suffer, or sing rejoicing, we belong to God, we belong to God.
Across this wide world, we shall always find those who are crying with no peace of mind;
And when we help them, or when we feed them, we belong to God, we belong to God.
Text: Eslinger, Escamilla, Lockwood
Music: SOMOS DEL SENOR
(Copyright 1983 Abingdon Press; Copyright 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House)