Let me love and not be requited

  Let me love and not be requited.
Let me serve and not be rewarded.
Let me labor and not be remembered.
Let me suffer and not be regarded.
  Let me pour wine, while I drink not.
Let me break bread, while I keep not,
Pour my life out that others be blessèd,
Be in suff’ring that they be contented.
  None to pity me or care for me,
None to praise me or to console me.
I would rather be desolate, wretched,
Lonely, friendless, and wrongly treated.
  With my blood and tears pay the price to gain the crown,
Suffer loss that I might a pilgrim’s life live out,
For, Lord, this is how You lived Your life
    when You walked on this earthly sphere,
Gladly bore all loss that those who drew near
Could be freed from all suffering and fear.
  I know not how far the future lies ahead.
On this path of no retreating I am led.
So, Lord, let me now learn from Your perfect pattern,
Suff’ring wrong, no resentment in return.
  May You in this difficult, tedious day,
All my tears shed in secret wipe away;
Learning You are my only solacement,
And let my life for others’ joy be spent.
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Dnz_hyk

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Just imagine how sweet are the church life, if all the saints choose this way, and together as the Body of Christ express Him abundantly. Oh Lord, our lives aren't ours. It's Yours. And our path should exactly is Your path, not ours.


Nancy Northrup

Crescent City, CA, United States

What a pattern for living! If all believers on the earth had this living, the unbelievers would see the glory of God: the love of God, expressed in the face of Jesus Christ, through multitudes of redeemed and transformed people who were one new man, Jesus, on the earth. This would be the answer to Jesus' prayer in John 17:21-23 that we all would be one in the Father's glory, that the world may believe.


Brent Lloyd Cabañog

Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

I really love this hymn. It really touches me. Amen!!! We serve the Lord without asking...


Paul

Lord, please let me love!


Dominador Manlusoc

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Christ is the love given to us by God and is the expression of His love towards us so also Christ love the church.


Ankhuong

Ho Chi MInh, Vietnam

This song is is beautifully written. I love it so much. Thank God. Amen.


anonymus

This song is beautiful, as it summarizes the Christian life. It speaks of the price we pay and the life we need to live to gain the crown. It is a constant reminder that the life we should live is not easy, but will be rewarded. I was wondering though why the lyrics were changed. I do think the song was more powerful with the other lyrics.


Joselito Cua

Zamboanga, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

This song reminds me of the way a consecrated Christian should live. It expresses the true essence of following and loving our Lord Jesus! It's not doing a heroic act or whatsoever, it's the love of Christ that constrains the believers to give their all to the Master. I pray many believers of Christ will see the pattern, the vision and the reality of a true believers in Christ Jesus, our Lord! Amen!


jul erving

Church In Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Brothers, as Christians we must also be experience suffering like Bro. Watchman Nee. He offered his life for the glory of the risen Lord Jesus. Be glory to the Lord of lords. Amen.


Brother Mamay Pabillore

Ozamiz City, Missamis Occedintal, Philippines

"Saints, we need to remember this that

"when we do all the things which are ordered to us, we need to say 'WE ARE UNPROFITABLE SLAVES; WE HAVE DONE WHAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE DONE' (Luke 17:10). AMEN.