“Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! (Psa. 149:1)”
“Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the habitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains. (Isa. 42:10-11)”
Below is a hymn whose name is unknown. All that is known about it is that the hymn originated sometime and somewhere in China. I hope it presses you on towards Christ and His glory in all things.
Let me love and not be respected;
Let me serve and not be rewarded;
Let me labor and not be remembered;
Let me suffer and not be regarded.
‘Tis the pouring, not the drinking;
‘Tis the breaking, not the keeping
A life suff’ring to seek other’s blessing.
A life loving and true comfort giving.
Not accepting pity and concern.
Not accepting, solace and applause;
Even lonely, even forgotten, Even wordless, even forsaken.
Tears and blood, my price for the righteous crown shall be;
Losing all, my cost for a faithful pilgrim’s life.
‘Twas the life, O Lord, that You chose to live.
In those days when on earth You walked,
Gladly suff’ring all injuries and loss,
so that all might draw near and repose.
I cannot see how much farther I shall go;
Still I press on knowing there is no return.
Let me follow Your pattern so perfect and true,
Bearing ingratitude without complaint.
In this time of trial, O my Lord,
I pray that You’d wipe all my hidden tears away;
Let me learn, O Lord, You are my reward,
Let me be others’ blessing all my days.