Follow

What does it mean to follow the Lord?
What does it mean to live in the Word?

Be willing to bend our hearts and our pride.
Be willing to let those called stranger inside.

Break down the patterns that structure your life.
Break down the habits that hide you from strife.

Yield to the heartache you’d rather not see.
Yield to the burdened, and help them be free.

Put down your treasures and see with His eyes.
Put down your pressures, respond to the cries.

Bind up the wounded wherever you go.
Bind up the broken, their tears come to know.

Open your arms, receive those He brings.
Open you arms, how the angels will sing.

Surrender your heart that His power may flow.
Surrender your heart that His glory may grow.

Turn form the comfortable life that you lead.
Turn from the ways of a world that’s in need.

Stretch out beyond your familiar ways.
Stretch out beyond your orderly days.

Seek in each moment your worship to give.
Seek in each moment obedience to live.

Now you begin to live in the Word.
Now you begin to follow the Lord.

Patricia Burlison
©2006

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