A Hymn

The Lent season has come and gone, yet every day seems to be a constant reminder that our true strength and guidance come from our Lord. Just a few days ago I heard a hymn at a friend’s ordination service I want to share with you. I had never heard this hymn before but it is powerful and has caused me to think.

Lord, here am I.

Master Thou callest, I gladly obey;
Only direct me, and I’ll find Thy way,
Teach me the mission appointed for me,
What is my labor, and where shall it be.

Master, Thou callest, and this I reply,
“Ready and willing, Lord, here am I.”

Willing my Savior, to take up the cross;
Willing to suffer reproaches and loss.
Willing to follow, if Thou will but lead;
Only support me with grace in my need.

Master, Thou callest, and this I reply,
“Ready and willing, Lord, here am I.”

Living or dying, I still would be Thine;
Yet I am mortal while Thou art divine.
Pardon, whenever I turn from the right;
Pity, and bring me again to the light.

Master, Thou callest, and this I reply,
“Ready and willing, Lord, here am I.”
“Ready and willing, Lord, here am I.”

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