Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather 1. Here, O Lord, Your servants gather, Hand we link with hand; Looking toward our Savior’s cross, Joined in love we stand. As we seek the realm of God, We unite to pray: Jesus, Savior, guide our steps, For You are the Way.
2. Many are the tongues we speak, Scattered are the lands, Yet our hearts are one in God, One in love’s demands. E’en in darkness hope appears, Calling age and youth: Jesus, teacher, dwell with us, For You are the Truth.
3. Nature’s secrets open wide, Changes never cease; Where, O where, can weary souls Find the source of peace? Unto all those sore distressed, Torn by endless strife: Jesus, healer, bring Your balm, For You are the Life.
4. Grant, O God, an age renewed, Filled with deathless love; Help us as we work and pray, Send us from above Truth and courage, faith and power Needed in our strife: Jesus, Savior, be our way, Be our truth, our life.
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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, good will and comfort, counsel, aid and peace we give, that your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live.
1 “I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry. All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save. I, who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?”
Refrain Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.
2 “I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain. I have wept for love of them. They turn away. I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?” Refrain
3 “I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame. I will set a feast for them. My hand will save. Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?” Refrain
1 Lord, dismiss us with your blessing, fill our hearts with joy and peace; let us each, your love possessing, triumph in redeeming grace. Oh, refresh us; oh, refresh us, trav’ling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give and adoration for your gospel’s joyful sound. May the fruits of your salvation in our hearts and lives abound. Ever faithful, ever faithful to your truth may we be found.
3 Savior, when your love shall call us from our struggling pilgrim way, let no fear of death appall us, glad your summons to obey. May we ever, may we ever reign with you in endless day.