So, I've been having a bit of a rough go the last few weeks...to say the least! I feel slightly better now, but still not completely "out of the woods" so-to-speak. Well, the hubby and I were at church this morning, and we sang "The Summons" while the Eucharist was being prepared. We've sung it in church before, but today...it really hit me...HARD, and actually brought tears to my eyes...happy tears, but tears no less! I simply mouthed the words to 2 verses because I couldn't sing!!! Lyrics found here.
1. Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
2. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?
3. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
4. Will you love the "you" you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?
5. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In Your company I'll go where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
There are a few hymns that really get to me. I guess this one will be added to the list :-)
"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy."