Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hymn to share

We sang this at my church a few weeks ago, and I couldn't get through the chorus without choking back tears. It's so amazing to me that the Lord loves me just the way I need to be loved. And, that he uses just the words I need to hear.

It popped into my head again this morning when I woke up, so I thought I'd share it with all of you. (I wish I could share the tune as well, but the only MP3 I can find of it never loads correctly.)

You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore
(Composer: Cesareo Gabarain)

You have come down to the lakeshore
Seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy,
But only asking for me to follow.

Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes,
Kindly smiling, you've called out my name.
On the sand I've abandoned my small boat;
Now with you, I will seek other seas.

You know full well what I have, Lord;
Neither treasure nor weapons for conquest,
Just these my fishnets and will for working.

Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes,
Kindly smiling, you've called out my name.
On the sand I've abandoned my small boat;
Now with you, I will seek other seas.

You need my hands, my exhaustion,
Working love for the rest of the weary,
A love that's willing to go on loving.

Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes,
Kindly smiling, you've called out my name.
On the sand I've abandoned my small boat;
Now with you, I will seek other seas.

You who have fished other waters;
You, the longing of souls that are yearning;
O loving Friend, you have come to call me.

Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes,
Kindly smiling, you've called out my name.
On the sand I've abandoned my small boat;
Now with you, I will seek other seas.


God bless all of you today - and always.

Love,
Kristen

4 comments:

Gardener Greg said...

Thanks for the blessing. I will have to look that song up so I can hear it.

Thanks,
greg

Wanda said...

Beautiful...I've never heard it before.
Thanks!!

LEstes65 said...

Phew! I can barely read it! Thank you.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the lyrics.Not hear that one before.