The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/23/1996):

"The Servant King"
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is "The Servant King," Graham Kendrick's powerful text
about the incarnation. The refrain draws on Romans 12:1-2, suggesting that
the appropriate response to God's scandalous love is for us to give our lives
as a "daily offering of worship to the Servant King."


From heaven you came, helpless babe -
entered our world your glory veiled,
not to be served but to serve,
and give your life that we might live.

This is our God, the Servant King.
He calls us now to follow him,
To bring our lives as a daily offering
of worship to the Servant King.

There in the garden of tears
my heavy load he chose to bear;
his heart with sorrow was torn,
"Yet not my will but yours," he said. REFRAIN

Come see his hands and his feet,
the scars that speak of sacrifice,
hands that flung stars into space
to cruel nails surrendered. REFRAIN

So let us learn how to serve,
and in our hearts enthrone him;
each other's needs to prefer -
for it is Christ we are serving. REFRAIN

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[I must admit that some of these lines are so rich that I find it difficult
to sing them (or read them) without choking up - "hands that flung stars into
space," and the entire last verse, "each other's needs to prefer for it is
Christ we are serving." WOW! That puts some things in perspective.]

Have a great week,