Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Dare Not Call Him Lord . . .

To call Jesus “Lord” when I ask Him to save me – that is easy; to treat Him as one when He asks me to obey – that is much harder. Many times I don't really want a Lord as much as they want a strong protector to guide me, but I can't have one without the other. To ask His protection and guidance is to let Him make the rules and set the course. This song points that out. It is one we sang at camp this summer and it was a favorite among the staff. The message was clear and it was much needed as the realities set in of what it means to be a servant and surrender your will to His.

I DARE NOT CALL HIM LORD

I can not understand the way God moves his hand,
But I can still be faithful to Him, He's working in His plan,
When worry comes my way, when trials come each day,
If He would be my Lord I must learn to trust Him and obey.

I dare not call Him Lord and live the way I choose,
If I would be His servant my life is his to use,
And if I gain the world, and all it can afford,
I can not be His servant, I dare not call Him Lord.

I don't do all I should, I don't do what I would,
But God in love is faithful and true, He works all things for good,
Oh may I always be a vessel Lord for Thee,
That all I do and say everyday, may cause the world to see.

I dare not call Him Lord and live the way I choose,
If I would be His servant my life is his to use,
And if I gain the world, and all it can afford,
I can not be His servant, I dare not call Him Lord --
But I will be his servant, and I will call Him Lord.

3 comments:

  1. My sisters and I are singing this song at our church so I did a google search on it hoping to find a video to listen to and I came across your blog. Great post! I love the words to this song!

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  2. I am looking for a video of it, too. Or sheet music (even better!). Great song! Thanks!

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  3. You can get the sheet music here:
    http://www.bjupress.com/product/241760

    And the Baggett family recently published a CD that has this song on it. You can buy it at the BJU campus store.

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