861. O I have heard the Gospel told

Author: Hilary Jolly

O I have heard the gospel told
and I would tell it too,
and I would serve your kingdom, Lord,
in all I say and do.
For I would give my strength to you
if you will teach me how.
O gentle Master, lay your yoke
upon my shoulders now.

2. O I have walked in darkness, Lord,
but you have shown the way.
The lamp that lights my feet will lead
me home to endless day.
For I would give my life to you
if you will teach me how.
Give me the grace to take your cross
upon my shoulders now.

3. O let me see the lightning flare
that ends this world’s long night
and see the wounds that bled for me
transfigured in that light,
for I would give my soul to you
for all eternity.
O lay upon my shoulders, Lord,
your robe of victory!

Scriptures: John 12:35-36, Romans 12:1, 1 Corinthians 15:1-2, John 8:12, Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, 1 John 3:2, Luke 14:27, Luke 15:22, Revelation 5:6, Romans 16:20, Luke 17:24, Mark 16:15, Acts 8:4, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 10:38, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 24:27, Psalms 119:105, Matthew 24:14, Romans 1:15-16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Matthew 11:29-30, Acts 20:24-25, 1 Corinthians 9:16

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