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Service Rewards

Silent servants of the night unseen
Employed in task of uplifting men
Rendering to none evil for evil, send
Victory where brokenness had been.
Indefatigable humility, inexhaustible kindness
Christ-centered love glowing with light
Each so blessed alone knows true delight.

Rich are the sunsets that overcomes blindness
Earth's heroes unsung recorded there
Willing hearts and willing hands will give from nothing
Awaiting nothing, except the award of the king
Rewarded for labor as for each quiet tear
Drained from the soul awaken by another's woe
Servants now served where God's glory glow.

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Teach me, Lord, my lips to speak in soft, sweet tones
That will not bruise a fellow traveler's wound
Give me ears to listen and to hear those who groans
Hands to lift a brother who adversity ruined
Eyes to find them where in winter's wrath they are strewn
Heart to hug them, love to save them, and I
All of me in willingness to fight and for your cause to die
That in my life your cross shall be lifted shown.
O kind Master, and when I am tired and weary let me find
Rest in you, and to unthankfulness make me blind.

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