In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Pledge Allegiance.”
I grew up in the era of hymns and I am still moved and inspired by the old words. One of my favourites and possibly the most challenging is “I Vow to You, my Saviour.”
It was written by Richard T Bewes after “I vow to Thee my Country” by Celcil Spring-Rice to the music from Thaxted (1921) from Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity from The Planets (Op32) (1914-1916) by Gustav Holt
I am not often in a position where I can pray it honestly and sincerely. My dedication to my Lord fluctuates as I keep trying to take back control of my life which I have surrendered to Him. However, today’s prompt has reminded me where my allegiance must be.
I vow to you, my Saviour, all earthly things above,
Entire, and whole and perfect, the service of my love.
The love that asks no questions, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the alter the dearest and the best.
The love that never falters, the love that knows the price,
The love that stands indebted before your sacrifice………..
….So light the fire withing me, and let me fan the flame
and fill me with the Spirit, that I may bear your Name.
In season and in hardship, to run my given race.
O keep me ever-burning until I see your face.
I vow to you my Saviour, that where your feet have trod,
I’ll serve and always follow my Master and my God.
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