To Be Used of God

I’ve been singing a lot of hymns around the house lately.Yesterday I started singing “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” but it has been so long since I have sung it that I needed to pull out an old hymnal and look up the words. While I was looking up the words to “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” I came across a hymn that I don’t ever remember hearing before and as I was reading the words to this hymn, they struck a cord in me.

Last week I talked about getting back to the basics of my faith and desiring to have a faith that even facing death I would be able to stand firm in my faith, but following closely on that desire is the desire to be used by God, to know that He is working in my life and using my life to draw others to His kingdom.

I wonder and worry that what I’m doing isn’t enough and that I’m not being used by God to further His kingdom. I want to do more and be more for Him, and I find it frustrating that I am not able to do more than I am doing now so when I found this hymn “To Be Used of God” it spoke to something in my life and I want to share it with you.

To Be Used of God

I’ve a yearning in my heart that cannot be denied,
It’s a longing that has never yet been satisfied.
I want the world to know the One who loves them so,
Like a flame burning deep inside.

To be used of God, to sing, to speak, to pray;
To be used of God to show someone the way.
I long so much to feel the touch of His consuming fire;
To be used of God is my desire.

When I think about the shortness of my earthly years,
I remember all the wasted days, the wasted tears.
I long to preach the Word to those who’ve never heard
Of the One who can dispel all fears.

To be used of God, to sing, to speak, to pray;
To be used of God to show someone the way.
I long so much to feel the touch of His consuming fire;
To be used of God is my desire.

2 Replies to “To Be Used of God”

  1. Hello there, i love the song very much and i wanted to sing it in the church as a special number. But i dont have the copy from it with notes or chords so the pianist will play for me… can i have a copy of this song with notes or chords? Thanks alot and more power. God bless!

    1. Hi, Katie! Thank you for commenting! I would love to help, but I just shared the song. I don’t have a copy with the notes or chords either. If you do a search for “To Be Used of God” sheet music, you can find several places online that sell it though.

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