Godliness with Contentment Is Great Gain


just content to be a son

just content to be a son,

with no ambition to succeed

in realms of earth, and have no need

of popularity’s acclaim,

or purchase for myself a name

in serving Christ; for He must be

The Lord throughout eternity.

to see His face and hear His voice,

and do His bidding is my choice.

just content to be a son,

a son of God without a home,

to stay, or go, to wait, or roam….

hither and yon without a plan,

led of the Spirit, not of man.

i’ll have no monument of praise,

but i’ll have peace in God’s own ways;

and though i tread this earthly sod,

i walk with Him, i live in God.

just content to be a son,

misunderstood, and yet i know

the path i take shall overflow

with Life abundant and with Grace.

i only need to run the race

with patience, waiting, seeing Him…

hearing the still small voice within,

if others want the earth to quake…

i’ll hear His voice when i awake.

just content to be a son,

no words to say…but what He says;

no work to do…but what he does;

no fear or worry, anxious care,

i live with Him, His yoke i share…

no name to make, He writes His own

upon the heart’s pure glistening stone;

no life to live, i lay it down,

i’ll share His Cross,…and live again.

-LS, George Warnock

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