Only a Messenger

Only a messenger, yet ready am I

Author: M. Alice Metcalf
Tune: [Only an armor bearer, firmly I stand]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a messenger, yet ready am I
Sweetly to answer with the prompt reply,
Master, the message that thou givest me,
Gladly will I carry, blessed Lord, for thee.

Hear now the ringing call, "Shine, brightly shine,
Bearing the light of love, kindled above."
Though but a messenger, yet I am thine,
Saviour, with all my heart, I'll do my part.

2 Only a messenger, yet bravely I go,
Scattering brightness just the best I know;
Smiling and happy as the day is long,
Driving back the tear-drops with some happy song. [Chorus]

3 Only a messenger, yet honored am I
Serving the King of kings, the Lord most high;
Faithful I'll try to be until the end,
For the God of Love is my dear Lord and Friend. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #153c

Author: M. Alice Metcalf

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Text Information

First Line: Only a messenger, yet ready am I
Title: Only a Messenger
Author: M. Alice Metcalf
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear now the ringing call, Shine, brightly shine
Copyright: Public Domain


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