Author: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 Meter: 126.96.36.199.6.6 Appears in 17 hymnals Scripture: Romans 5:1-8 Lyrics: 1 How clear is our vocation, Lord,
when once we heed your call:
to live according to your word,
and daily learn, refreshed, restored,
that you are Lord of all,
and will not let us fall.
2 But if, forgetful, we should find
your yoke is hard to bear;
if worldly pressures fray the mind,
and love itself cannot unwind
its tangled skein of care:
our inward life repair.
3 We marvel how your saints become
in hindrances more sure;
whose joyful virtues put to shame
the casual way we wear your name,
and by our faults obscure
your power to cleanse and cure.
4 In what you give us, Lord, to do,
together or alone,
in old routines and ventures new
may we not cease to look to you,
the cross you hung upon--
all you endeavored done.
Topics: Labor & Leisure Used With Tune: REPTON
How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord