Tag: Christian

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

1 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am

Take, oh, take me as I am;
summon out what I shall be;
set your seal upon my heart
and live in me.

Day by Day

Day by Day

1 Day by day, your mercies, Lord, attend me,
bringing comfort to my anxious soul.
Day by day, the blessings, Lord, you send me
draw me nearer to my heav’nly goal.
Love divine, beyond all mortal measure,
brings to naught the burdens of my quest;
Savior, lead me to the home I treasure,
where at last I’ll find eternal rest.

2 Day by day, I know you will provide me
strength to serve and wisdom to obey;
I will seek your loving will to guide me
o’er the paths I struggle day by day.
I will fear no evil of the morrow,
I will trust in your enduring grace.
Savior, help me bear life’s pain and sorrow
till in glory I behold your face.

3 Oh, what joy to know that you are near me
when my burdens grow too great to bear;
oh, what joy to know that you will hear me
when I come, O Lord, to you in prayer.
Day by day, no matter what betide me,
you will hold me ever in your hand.
Savior, with your presence here to guide me,
I will reach at last the promised land.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

1      A mighty fortress is our God,

        a bulwark never failing;

        our helper frees us from the flood

        of mortal ills prevailing.

        For still our ancient foe,

        forsworn to work us woe,

        with guile and dreadful might

        is armed to wage the fight:

        on earth there is no equal.

2      If we in our own strength confide,
        our striving turns to losing;
        the righteous one fights by our side,
        the one of God’s own choosing.
        You ask who this may be:

        Christ Jesus, it is he,

        the Lord of hosts by name.
        No other God we claim!
        None else can win the battle.

3      Though all the world with devils fill
and threaten to devour us,
we tremble not, we trust God’s will:
they cannot overpow’r us.
Though Satan rant and rage,
in fiercest war engage,
this tyrant’s doomed to fail;
God’s judgement must prevail!
One little word shall triumph.

4      God’s Word shall stand above the pow’rs,
shall end all their thanksgiving.
The Spirit and the gifts are ours,
for God with us is living.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
though all of these be gone,
they yet have nothing won.
The kingdom’s our forever!

Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness


Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

        leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,

1      Soul, adorn yourself with gladness,

        come into the daylight’s splendor,

        there with joy your praises render.

        Bless the one whose grace unbounded

        this amazing banquet founded;

        Christ, though heav’nly, high, and holy,

        deigns to dwell with you most lowly.

2      Hasten as a bride to meet him,

        eagerly and gladly greet him.

        There he stands already knocking;

        quickly, now, your gate unlocking,

        open wide the fast-closed portal,

        saying to the Lord immortal:

        “Come, and leave your loved one never;

        dwell within my heart forever.”

3      Now in faith I humbly ponder

        over this surpassing wonder

        that the bread of life is boundless

        though the souls it feeds are countless;

        with the choicest wine of heaven

        Christ’s own blood to us is given.

        Oh, most glorious consolation,

        pledge and seal of my salvation.

4      Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,

        truest friend, and dearest treasure,

        peace beyond all understanding,

        joy into all life expanding:

        humbly now, I bow before you,

        love incarnate, I adore you;

        worthily let me receive you,

        and, so favored, never leave y

All Earth is Hopeful

All Earth is Hopeful

1 All earth is hopeful, the Savior comes at last!
Furrows lie open for God’s creative task:
this, the labor of people who struggle to see
how God’s truth and justice set ev’rybody free.

2 People of Israel, you heard the prophet tell:
“A virgin mother will bear Emmanuel”;
she conceived him, “God with us,”
our brother, whose birth
restores hope and courage to children of this earth.

3 Mountains and valleys will have to be prepared;
new highways opened, new protocols declared.
Almost here! God is nearing, in beauty and grace!
All clear ev’ry gateway, in haste, come out in haste!

4 We first saw Jesus a baby in a crib.
This same Lord Jesus today has come to live
in our world; he his present, in neighbors we see
our Jesus is with us, and ever sets us free.

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

1 Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art,
dear desire of ev’ry nation,
joy of ev’ry longing heart.

2 Born thy people to deliver,
born a child, and yet a king;
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all-sufficient merit
raise us to thy glorious throne.

Comfort, Comfort Now My People

Comfort, Comfort Now My People

1 “Comfort, comfort now my people;
tell of peace!” So says our God.
Comfort those who sit in darkness
mourning under sorrow’s load.
To God’s people now proclaim
that God’s pardon waits for them!
Tell them that their war is over;
God will reign in peace forever.

2 For the herald’s voice is crying
in the desert far and near,
calling us to true repentance,
since the reign of God is here.
Oh, that warning cry obey!
Now prepare for God a way.
Valleys, rise to greet the Savior;
hills, bow down in humble favor.

3 Straight shall be what long was crooked,
and the rougher places plain.
Let your hearts be true and humble,
as befits God’s holy reign.
For the glory of the Lord
now on earth is shed abroad,
and all flesh shall see the token
that God’s word is never broken.

For the Bread Which You Have Broken

For the Bread Which You Have Broken

1      For the bread which you have broken,

        for the wine which you have poured,

        for the words which you have spoken,

        now we give you thanks, O Lord.

2      By this promise that you love us,

        by your gift of peace restored,

        by your call to heav’n above us,

        hallow all our lives, O Lord.

3      With the saints who now adore you,

        seated at the heav’nly board,

        may the church still waiting for you

        keep love’s tie unbroken, Lord.

4      In your service, Lord, defend us;

        in our hearts keep watch and ward;

        in the world to which you send us

        let your kingdom come, O Lord.

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

1 O Lord, how shall I meet you,
how welcome you aright?
Your people long to greet you,
my hope, my heart’s delight!
Oh, kindle, Lord most holy,
your lamp within my breast
to do in spirit lowly
all that may please you best.

2 I lay in fetters, groaning;
you came to set me free.
I stood, my shame bemoaning;
you came to honor me.
A glorious crown you give me,
a treasure safe on high
that will not fail or leave me
as earthly riches fly.

3 Love caused your incarnation;
love brought you down to me.
Your thirst for my salvation
procured my liberty.
Oh, love beyond all telling,
that led you to embrace
in love, all love excelling,
our lost and fallen race.

4 Rejoice, then, you sad-hearted,
who sit in deepest gloom,
who mourn your joys departed
and tremble at your doom.
All hail the Lord’s appearing!
O glorious Sun, now come,
send forth your beams so cheering
and guide us safely home.