Monday, November 29, 2010

Fellowship Song

LET ME COUNT OTHERS

Let me count others
Better than I —
Judging men only through Christ’s loving eye.
Sharing the Spirit in unity, Lord,
Walking in accord.

Let peace rule our hearts,
Let love be our aim,
In joyful fellowship,
Glorifying Your Name.

Let me count others,
Better than I —
Touching their hands as they pass closely by.
Bringing sweet peace to their heart, Precious Lord,
Living in Your Word.

Let peace rule our hearts,
Let love be our aim,
In joyful fellowship,
Glorifying Your Name.

Let me count others,
Better than I —
Judging men only through Christ’s loving eye.
Sharing the Spirit in unity, Lord,
Walking in accord.

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I wrote this poem/song many years ago. It most definitely is not a fancy, heart-bending, heart-rending piece. Very basic. But, when it comes to fellowship, it's true. It's a good one for me to remember... keep the Lord's eyes as my focus on others, and not a critical, cynical, hyper-judgmental approach to life.

12 comments:

B. Meandering said...

I truly marvel at your song writing--that's such an uplifting gift, jo.
Fellowship is about concerning ourselves with others, and you are esp. good at that. You got me through a very rough time last spring by fellowhiping through email even with your busy schedule.
I'm so grateful you did(I talk about you in my post). :)

Glynn said...

You laid out what's needed for fellowship -- peace in our hearts, and counting others more than ourselves. Well done.

NancyK@A Softer Voice said...

Your message of "Better than I..." is expressed beautifully. I was introduced to your work through Reflections in the Word. I will
enjoy following your work and learning from it. God Bless.

JC Dude said...

Beautifully expressed and written...let it be the song of our hearts!

S. Etole said...

Seeing through His eyes ... makes for great vision.

caryjo said...

Thanks for your encouragement, "Fellowshipers". And reminders of where our hearts need to be... not always easy with so much swarming around our heads and hearts.

jasonS said...

It may be simple, but it is very beautiful. Thanks so much!

A Joyful Noise said...

There is NO "Holier than thou," attitude here, but a leveling of the plain. I could almost hear the music to your beautiful song.

Rich Dixon said...

Counting others better than I--thanks for a simple, powerful reminder.

vvdenman.com said...

"Let me count others,
Better than I —
Judging men only through Christ’s loving eye."

I love that. Such an important piece to the fellowship puzzle. Thanks for a great post.

Laura said...

Such a sweet, sweet song. I wish I could hear the melody :). Fellowship is all this and so much more, isn't it? I'm pleased to meet you, Caryjo. Let's fellowship together :).

Graceful said...

I'm with Laura -- I want to hear the melody. Maybe you can sing it for me when we meet in person some day? :)

Just read the amazing story of your grandson Jack and his transplant -- incredible. I am so glad he is recovering so well -- you all have so much to be thankful for in this season of joy and hope.