So Send I You
Words by Margaret Clarkson, 1954 & 1963. Music by John W. Peterson. © 1954, 1963, 1982 New Spring. CCLI Song #5880942
So send I you—to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing-
So send I you—to toil for Me alone.
So send I you—to leave your life’s ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labor long, and love where men revile you-
So send I you—to lose your life in Mine.
So send I you—to bind the bruised and broken,
O’er wand’ring souls to work, to weep, to wake,
To bear the burdens of a world aweary-
So send I you—to suffer for My sake.
So send I you—My strength to know in weakness,
My joy in grief, My perfect peace in pain,
To prove my pow’r, My grace, My promised presence
So send I you—eternal fruit to gain.
So send I you—by grace made strong to triumph
O’er hosts of hell, o’er darkness, death and sin,
My Name to bear and in that Name to conquer
So send I you—My victory to win.
So send I you—to bear My cross with patience,
And then one day with joy to lay it down,
To hear My voice, “Well done, My faithful servant
Come share My throne, My kingdom and My crown!”