Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Who Do You Serve?

I realized that not only have I not posted here in a long time, but I have never posted this song.  Since I wanted to share it with somebody today, let me get it up here.

This song originated when a dear friend, in the midst of a terrible situation, heard God asking him, "Who do you serve?"  As I pondered this, somewhat indignantly, I realized that the encouraging word in the situation lay in considering  the nature of God. I later learned that my friend realized this almost instantaneously.  It took me a little longer, and I tried to structure the song to reflect some aspects of  the trinitarian nature of God as I understand it to be revealed in the Bible.

Who Do You Serve?

Who do you serve?
O tell me who do you serve?
Who is the God that you serve?

I serve the God who created the heavens and earth
He made the hills and the mighty rolling seas.
I serve the God who makes troubles a gateway for hope
And I serve a God who sets the captives free.

I serve the God who hung bleeding and torn on the cross
He took my shame and my guilt and my despair.
I serve the God who keeps calling the broken and lost
And I serve a God who listens to my prayer.

I serve a God who sees me
You know me through and through
Nothing in me is hidden from your gaze.
Take what I am, Transform me
Spirit, I cry to you
I want my life to be a song of praise.

That's who I serve.
O Father, You're who I serve
You are the God that I serve.
That's who I serve.
O Jesus, You're who I serve.
You are the God that I serve.

Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Master, redeemer, friend
Conquering king and healer of my soul
You are the God that I serve
You are the God that I serve.



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