John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

The following hymn was written by Margaret Clarkson after she meditated on this verse. I wonder if we take seriously the call to missions. I was reminded of this hymn by my friend, Paul Taube, missionary to India. It has been on my heart and mind since we talked about it!

This is the true spirit of serving Christ. It is taking up our cross and going forth with Him to serve, suffer, die, or whatever He has in mind. Read these words and let me know what you think!

So send I you to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing-
So send I you to toil for Me alone.

So send I you to bind the bruised and broken,
O’er wand’ring souls to work, to weep, to wake,
To bear the burdens of a world aweary-
So send I you to suffer for My sake.

So send I you to loneliness and longing,
With heart ahung’ring for the loved and known,
Forsaking home and kindred, friend and dear one-
So send I you to know My love alone.

So send I you to leave your life’s ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labor long, and love where men revile you-
So send I you to lose your life in Mine.

So send I you to hearts made hard by hatred,
To eyes made blind because they will not see,
To spend, tho’ it be blood, to spend and spare not-
So send I you to taste of Calvary.

11 Comments
  • Posted October 4, 2014 1:19 pm
    by Stephen Underwood

    “So send I you to know My love alone.” Great reminder of complete sufficiency in Christ! Oh that I may know Him more!

  • Posted October 4, 2014 6:59 pm
    by Kevin Page

    So send I you to taste of Calvary. If anyone is guilted into being a missionary, it should be by Jesus because of his death at Calvary for the WORLD. God help Christians and the Church see their purpose.

  • Posted October 4, 2014 7:44 pm
    by sergey kaprian

    I used to box for a very long time since i was a little kid. It tooks some guts and will to fight.But serving God will all our live and heart, it takes a real man, and a solid soldier. Im not there yet, but Lord willing, i will be serving on the field and battling along side with all of our missionaries. This song is a huge motivator.

  • Posted October 5, 2014 7:43 am
    by Glen South

    Every time I read this I thought of what Paul said in Philippians 3:7-10, that Paul counted all things loss to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.

  • Posted October 5, 2014 8:30 am
    by Patrick Henry

    “So send I you to lose your life in Mine.” I am thinking about the post on being guilted into being a missionary. I guess the difference in “being guilted” verses “being compelled” is a difference in our hearts toward Jesus.

  • Posted October 5, 2014 2:10 pm
    by Andrew Wilder

    This song truly depicts what it means to completely surrender our life to Christ. It has reminded me that we need to give up everything for Christ and be willing to die for His name sake.

  • Posted October 7, 2014 11:43 am
    by Eric Elrod

    You made a great point in class when you said that the biggest decision is not, “I will be a missionary,” but by first saying to the Lord, “Thy will be done.” Great reminder that our commitment is to Jesus and His will for our lives.

  • Posted October 8, 2014 9:07 pm
    by Nancy Kelly

    I like that song. It reminds me how much faith in Jesus Christ you have to have to be a missionary.

  • Posted October 12, 2014 7:23 pm
    by Mackenzie Walker

    I love each of the last lines.
    “So send I you to toil for Me alone.”
    “So send I you to suffer for My sake.”
    “So send I you to know My love alone.”
    “So send I you to lose your life in Mine.”
    “So send I you to taste of Calvary.”
    I Hope & pray that one day I can say that I did these things!

  • Posted October 24, 2014 7:36 am
    by Tiny Tim

    This song reminds me to be totally sold out for God because after we get saved our life is his.

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