A Missionary’s Prayer (I Will Go and Do)


A Missionary’s Prayer (I Will Go and Do)

1. Father, I hear thy call,
I turn my thoughts to thee, forsaking all;
Recalling promises we all must keep.
I put my hand in thine and go to feed thy sheep.
Lead me to those who seek,
and give me faith and strength to boldly speak.
In humble dignity I will proclaim,
that men may come to know and love thy holy name.
If there be trials, Lord, to help me grow,
If thou wilt guide me I will conquer, this I know!
I will go and do the things which the Lord commandeth,
for I know that He giveth no commands to His children,
except He prepare a way, except He prepare a way.
2. Father, I clearly see that ev’ry lasting joy has come from thee.
Help me to serve thee well and thus repay,
Thy loving kindness I receive from day to day.
Knowing that thou art near, and I may seek thy help through daily prayer.
I’ll walk in confidence that I will see thy Spirit touch the lives of seeking men through me.
If there be trials, Lord, to help me grow,
If thou wilt guide me I will conquer, this I know!
I will go and do the things which the Lord commandeth,
for I know that He giveth no commands to His children,
except He prepare a way, except He prepare a way.

Copyright © 1979 by Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. Making copies of this music for use within the Church is permitted. This notice must be included on each copy made.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Phyllis Luch