I Want To Be A Worker For The Lord – hymn

I Want To Be A Worker For The Lord

This hymn challenges me. If I am singing the words, I should really mean them, right? Well, let’s look at the words of this one.

I Want To Be A Worker For The Lord

words & music: I. Baltzell (1880)

1. I want to be a worker for the Lord,
I want to love and trust His holy Word,
I want to sing and pray,
Be busy every day
In the vineyard of the Lord.

Refrain
I will work, I will pray,
In the vineyard, in the vineyard of the Lord.
I will work, I will pray.
I will labor every day, in the vineyard of the Lord.

2. I want to be a worker every day,
I want to lead the erring in the way
That leads to Heav’n above,
Where all is peace and love,
In the vineyard of the Lord. [Refrain]

3. I want to be a worker strong and brave,
I want to trust in Jesus’ pow’r to save;
All who will truly come
Shall find a happy home
In the vineyard of the Lord. [Refrain]

4. I want to be a worker; help me, Lord,
To lead the lost and erring to Thy Word,
That points to joys on high
Where pleasures never die,
In the vineyard of the Lord. [Refrain]

 

When I read through these lyrics, I think “yes, I want to do these things. I really do.” But truthfully, I am not bold enough. So, I am working on that. I have been praying that I can be bolder, to know HOW to do so. That is one reason I am so excited about the MOnday night Bible study we are participating in. The study is working through a series that can be used to teach others in a one-on-one setting.

What a wonderful thing to be learning and what a good challenge for me, so that I can truly be a “worker for the Lord.”

At Home.

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2 thoughts on “I Want To Be A Worker For The Lord – hymn

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga April 10, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply

    it’s a real call to action hymn isn’t it?

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