He Wants Me

I am getting to the point that I love Saturdays more now than ever. When I started My Song Saturday, it was a way to share some of my music. It also keeps me writing. I know Saturday is coming and I need to have something ready. In that way, it is just like Sunday.

I really don’t remember if Love Lifted Me was on that list of hymns that fell out of a book, and I was ready to get on the road. The sooner we left the sooner we would get there.

Though this song did not have the history for lack of a better word, as “Standing on the Promises,” “Showers of Blessing,” and “O For a Thousand Tongues to sing, but I love the old hymn I used as the basis for this song. The song, one of my favorites, “Love Lifted Me.” The title of the song I wrote., “He Wants Me.”

He Wants Me

[Verse 1]
I was sitting in my pew, waiting for church to start.
Thinking ‘bout a bowl of stew, my wife’s work of art.
When through the door, came Pastor Shore, looking I knew the score.
He said, “Go and, serve the world, and give God more.”

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 2]
I was thinking; that’s a job, I want no work to do.
Someone else can do the work and give the offering too.
I thought, “I’ll go find a new church where nothing else is due.
I heard a voice say, “Jonah’s choice, but grace for you.”

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 3]
My life is full with kids and work, daily I need more time.
To work my hours and then go home, that is a dream of mine.
I’ve looked and staff is cut to the bone, looking to save a dime
He said, there’s still work to do, make your prayer prime.

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 4]
Today I went and walked the dog, and thought on my tithes to church Church budget looks bleak and finances weak ministry is hard on the purse But God gave us all, a stewardship call, be joyful, give tithes, not a curse. My budget’s a mess, it causes me stress, I give, I’m blest..

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

[Verse 5]
I always thought that others should give, I needn’t do my part
Remember to pray, be present and give, living the vows is an art
We share out of faith, we share our gifts, it puts us on a great start
What we give shows love for God, its not Walmart.

[Chorus]
He wanted me as a worker bee.
I wanted for me to be me and not be seen.
He wanted me to forget green fees
He said, “go and be a trustee, and give God more.”

What is your mission? What are you most passionate about? How can you use your passion to build the Kingdom of God? It is up to you.

Blessings to you this Saturday.

Seeking the Genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved
Permission given for non-commercial use

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