Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service

Sung by Church of Saint Mary 11:30 Mass ensemble. Richard Schletty, lead cantor and guitarist. Mary Joy Rieder, pianist and director.

Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service

Text: Albert F. Bayly (1961)

Lord, whose love in humble service 
Bore the weight of human need, 
Who did on the cross forsaken, 
Show us mercy’s perfect deed; 
We, your servants bring the worship 
Not of voice alone, but heart: 
Consecrating to your purpose 
Every gift which you impart. 

Still your children wander homeless; 
Still the hungry cry for bread; 
Still the captives long for freedom; 
Still in grief we mourn our dead. 
As, O Lord, your deep compassion 
Healed the sick and freed the soul, 
Use the love your Spirit kindles 
Still to save and make us whole. 

As we worship, grant us vision, 
Till your love’s revealing light, 
Till the height and depth and greatness 
Dawns upon our human sight: 
Making known the needs and burdens 
Your compassion bids us bear, 
Stirring us to faithful service, 
Your abundant life to share. 

Called from worship into service 
Forth in your great name we go, 
To the child, the youth, the aged, 
Love in living deeds to show; 
Hope and health, good will and comfort, 
Counsel, aid, and peace we give 
That your children, Lord, in freedom, 
May your mercy know and live.