1 How clear is our vocation, Lord,
when once we heed your call:
to live according to your word,
and daily learn, refreshed, restored
that you are Lord of all,
and will not let us fall.
2 But if, forgetful, we should find
your yoke is hard to bear,
if worldly pressures fray the mind,
and love itself cannot unwind
its tangled skein of care:
our inward life repair.
3 We marvel how your saints become
in hindrances more sure;
whose joyful virtues put to shame
the casual way we wear your name,
and by our faults obscure
your power to cleanse and cure.
4 In what you give us, Lord, to do,
together or alone,
in old routines or ventures new,
may we not cease to look to you,
the cross you hung upon--
all you endeavored done.
|First Line:||How clear is our vocation, Lord|
|Title:||How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1981)|
|Scripture:||Romans 11:29; 2 Timothy 1:9; Matthew 11:3; 2 Peter 1:1|
|Topic:||God in Society: Work and Leisure|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|