Tommy Thompson Bio 18 Oh Serve the Lord with Gladness

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Oh Serve the Lord with Gladness
Not in an earthly palace,
But in a humble stall,
Ye view the Lord of Heaven,
Wrapped in a swaddling shawl.
Not in an earthly palace,
But in the unnamed place,
Ye view the Lord of glory,
And marvel at His grace.
Not in an earthly palace,
But in the cottage home,
Ye view the Lord of comfort
Calm Martha’s grief and groan.
Not in an earthly palace,
But on the tree of shame,
Ye view the Lord of mercy
Who settled all God’s claims.
Oh give to Him thy homage,
And give to Him thy praise,
Who by His death of suffering
From sin, we He hath raised.
Lord such is our weak effort,
Like vapour so our days.
Grant grace and power to serve Thee,
And live unto Thy praise.

T.J. Thompson