“Missionary Gems” — A collection of short poems
Compiled from various sources — Gospel Trumpet Company
O precious Lord, now cheer my heart,
As from my loved ones I must part;
I’ve left them all to follow thee,
To cross the deep and restless sea.
Help me forget my home so dear,
And wipe away my ev’ry tear;
For thou hast called me far away,
And thy sweet voice I did obey.
Oh, give me souls, my heart’s desire,
And grace to pass through trials of fire.
To thee, dear Lord, I’ll e’er be true,
And all thy will most gladly do.
When all my work on earth is o’er,
Then we shall meet to part no more,
And praise the Lord eternally
For blessings and for victory.