The Commission

I asked the Lord to help my neighbor,
And carry the gospel to distant lands,
And to comfort the sick, but He said to me,
“If you love Me, be My hands.”

I asked the Lord to go to the dying,
And the orphan in the street,
And visit the prisoner, but He said to me,
“If you love Me, be My feet.”

I asked the Lord to look to the poor,
And watch over each babe that cries,
And see each man’s need, but He said to me,
“If you love Me, be My eyes.”

I said to the Lord, “I want to serve You,
But I don’t know where to start.”
“To love is the answer,” He said to me,
“If you love Me, be MY heart.”

—- by G. Shirie Westfall