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Several weeks ago, I had a friend and co-worker on the blog talking about her faith at work experience in the acute care setting. Ana shared many of her thoughts about serving her patients. One thing she mentioned that I did not include in the original blog is a song that she often recites or sings to herself throughout the day. She told me it describes a life dedicated to serving others and by doing so honors the love and sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She said it always speaks to her deeply and centers her when needed; it always comes to her right when she need its message as if to help her pay special attention to how she serves (ministers) to others throughout the day.
I thought it was awesome, powerful, and captured the message of service exactly as Ana described it. So, being the editor of the blog, I determined the words of this hymn deserved its very own post. Often, having a song or poem or saying can help us remember that as Christ followers there is a deeper meaning to our work; there is gospel ministry in our daily work. I hope you find the words of "The Servant Song" by Richard Gillard encouraging to you today.
The Servant Song
Will you let me be your servant,
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant, too.
We are pilgrims on a journey,
We are trav'lers on the road;
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
Speak the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping;
When you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
'Til we've seen this journey through.
When we sing to God in heaven
We shall find such harmony,
Born of all we've known together
Of Christ's love and agony.
Serve your patients well that they might see the light of Christ in you in the days, weeks, and months ahead!
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