Thursday, August 05, 2010

So Send I You

So send I you to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing-
So send I you to toil for me alone.

So send I you to bind the bruised and broken,
O'er wand'ring souls to work, to weep, to wake,
To bear the burdens of a world aweary-
So send I you to suffer for My sake.

So send I you to loneliness and longing,
With heart ahung'ring for the loved and known,
Forsaking home and kindred, friend and dear one-
So send I you to know My love alone.

So send I you to leave your life's ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labor long, and love where men revile you-
So send I you to love your life in Mine.

So send I you to hearts made hard by hatred,
To eyes made blind because they will not see,
To spend, tho' it be blood, to spend and spare not-
So send I you to taste of Calvary.

~ Margaret Clarkson


Becky K. said...

We learned and performed this song in my high school choir. It is near and dear to my heart.

Becky K.

shannon said...

Hi Melissa!

Thanks for stopping by, I can still do the discount for you.


Shonni said...

That is beautiful!

The Bailie Clan said...

love it!

Kelly said...

Lovely post, both words and photos.