October 10, 2005

My church by Donald Fortner

Your people, Master, I would serve choose the best place for me;
Give me the gifts most needed now, that I might useful be.

My all I consecrate to you, my God, my sovereign Lord,
Oh let me serve your cause on earth to spread your gracious Word.

Your church on earth I take to be my family in this world;
A faithful member make of me, to honor you, my God.

When I have served my usefulness in your kingdom below,
I would to your triumphant church in heaven’s glory go.

There I shall serve you as I would, with that great ransomed throng,
To whom I hope, by grace divine, I rightfully belong.

By Donald Fortner