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May I Have A Burden for the Lost!
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By James Pemberton
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May I Have A Burden For the Lost!


My spirit needs to be broken…

To God’s spirit, I must yield!

May I have a burden for the lost

 souls in the field.


I need to reach others,

so that they’ll know,

How much I love Jesus…

With all my strength and soul.


Lord, Give me the words to say

 at the right time…

 I am yours Lord!

And you are mine!


Help me to love others the way

you want me to!

Only your love is

 steadfast and true!


In Jesus, may my joy

 always abound…

To reach out to others,

so the lost may be found.


Thank you Jesus, for speaking

 so clearly to me!

So those who were blind…

Can now see!!!



By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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