Gifted By the Lord to Teach (for 6th Sunday in Lent)

Gifted by the Lord to teach, I sustain the weary ones.

When I waken daily I, listen to what’s on their tongues.


Neither turned I backward nor played the rebel in the gloom.

Though some struck me, pulled my beard, others prophesied my doom.


God’s my help in time of need. Stonily I face the street.

Who contends? Who vindicates? Come, confront, and we will see.


Adversaries fall away. I’m not guilty night or day. .

Bring it on, for grace has won. God is with me all the way.


Image:  Take thee a great roll, and write on it with a man’s pen, 1898, Public Domain 

Source:   Isaiah 50:4-9

Text:   David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:    Culbach, Public Domain

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