1 You're our strength and motivation,
Christ, you send us out to serve.
We hold back, but your salvation
give us energy and nerve.
You still fill us with your Spirit;
lift us up on eagle's wings.
give your call, we gladly hear it;
in your work our spirit sings.
2 You make us rejoice in serving,
giving strength where we had none;
certain tasks had seemed unnerving,
but you've proven you're the one
who gives gifts of love and power,
confidence and self-control.
Fill us now, this very hour;
help us reach your kingdom's goal.
3 Holy Spirit, you are always
in our hearts and in our lives;
leading both in ease and hard days,
working so that God's love thrives.
Make us all you have intended;
lay our hesitance aside,
help us give till life has ended,
so that Christ is glorified.
The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions.
From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976):
"Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…
Display Title: You're Our Strength and MotivationFirst Line: You're our strength and motivationTune Title: NETTLETONAuthor: Darryl BellMeter: 188.8.131.52.D.Scripture: Mark 10:35-45Date: 1995Subject: Spread of the Gospel | ; Christian Service | ; Commitment |