Called to Serve the Lord

The Lord called out to me 
Before I was even born 
He uttered my name  
Before I was utterly formed 
He said, “You are My servant 
Born to show My glory” 
But I laboured more for 
Things that left me empty 
Still, He asked that I would shine 
To draw the nations in  
So they would find salvation  
Through the One who knew no sin 
The Lord, my strength, is faithful  
To redeem and to reward  
May I serve Him,  
Seeking only to be honoured  
In the eyes of the Holy Lord   
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Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 5

Lord, listen to my cry for help 
Consider my lament 
My King and my God, 
Hear the prayers I’ve sent  

In the morning You hear my voice 
As I bring You my requests 
I watch and wait for You to move,  
My God of righteousness 

Because of Your great love, 
In reverence, I bow down; 
Lord, lead me in Your righteousness 
May Your straight path be found 

Let all who take refuge in You 
Be glad and sing for joy 
Spread Your protection over them 
May those who love Your name rejoice                

Lord, bless the righteous ones 
Surround them with Your favour as a shield 
Protect the truthful ones and welcome those 
Who to You their spirits ever yield     

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the good Lord 
Let the redeemed give witness 
Those He gathered from the enemy 
And delivered from their distress 

He led them on a straight path  
To a place where they could dwell 
Give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love 
His wonderful deeds, the satisfied tell 

Though they were disobedient  
And the Most High’s plans, disdained, 
He heard their cry in their trouble 
And broke away their chains 

They were afflicted because of their sins 
And their foolish and rebellious ways 
They despaired of life but He healed them 
And rescued them from the grave  

Let them bring offerings of thanksgiving  
And of His works, sing and rejoice  
For He guides them to shelter  
And stills the storm with His voice 

Exalt Him in the congregation  
And praise Him in the meeting place  
For He lifts the humble and needy 
The righteous see His good grace 

Let the wise take note of these things 
And ponder the loving deeds of the Lord 
Give thanks to God, for He is good 
His love endures forevermore     

Called to Serve the Lord

The Lord called out to me   Before I was even born   He uttered my name    Before I was utterly formed   He said, “You ar...