The Calling by Edgar Villavert Combong

Edgar Villavert Combong submitted his song "The Calling." It's a beautiful reflection about answering the call to serving others as Christ served us.  - Richard Schletty

"If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts"

The Calling is dedicated to ALL who serve our LORD JESUS CHRIST, especially the nuns who have not been acknowledged for their services, to our priests who are faithful to their vocation, and all frontliners called to serve the people of God during these difficult times. Thank you and God bless!

THE CALLING

Words & Music:  Edgar Villavert Combong         
Copyrighted  1986/2020

Only yesterday, when You called me to be near You
I was young and blind, then, and didn’t know how to love You..
Now I understand, You took me by my hand
Telling me Your plan for man and woman 
Telling me Your plan for man and woman

No doubt on my mind, Lord, You called me to serve You
How can I refuse You, when You know how much I love You..
Now I understand, I am Your chosen one
Called to share your plan with your people 
Called to share your plan with your people

Repeat/Refrain

What I’m giving back is not enough, for Your love
You have died for me on the cross for all my sins
And even though You know I was to blame
You’ve forgiven me, my Faithful Friend

Thank You, Lord Jesus, please let me be Your servant
I’ll proclaim Your Good News, to all the lands
Now I understand, I am Your loving hands
Doing what You’ve planned for humankind 
Doing what You’ve planned for humankind

Repeat & Fine 

What I’m giving back is not enough, for Your love
You have died for me on the cross for all my sins
And even though You know I was to blame
You’ve forgiven me, my Faithful Friend

Thank You, Lord Jesus, please let me be Your servant
I’ll proclaim Your Good News, to all the lands
Now I understand, I am Your loving hands
Doing what You’ve planned for humankind 
Doing what You’ve planned for humankind

My Lord, unworthy as I am, I’ll be Your loving hands…