I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Isaiah 6:8
Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said,
Here am I. Send me!
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Only a messenger, yet ready am I
Sweetly to answer with the prompt reply,
Master, the message that Thou givest me,
Gladly will I carry, blessèd Lord, for Thee.
Hear now the ringing call,
Shine, brightly shine,
Bearing the light of love, kindled above.
Though but a messenger, yet I am Thine,
Savior, with all my heart, I’ll do my part.
Only a messenger, yet bravely I go,
Scattering brightness just the best I know;
Smiling and happy as the day is long,
Driving back the tear-drops with some happy song.
Only a messenger, yet honored am I
Serving the King of kings, the Lord most high;
Faithful I’ll try to be until the end,
For the God of love is my dear Lord and friend.