TEN YEARS IN CROATIA
By James Rasbeary
June 1, 2010
Nigh onto twenty years ago,
The saving grace of God did find
A man whom sin so long did blind,
And made him a new creature;
And by that same grace he did grow
And felt God's call to others go
As His own gospel preacher.
In God's will this new man did go,
But God did not send him alone
To face and brave the storms unknown;
A sweet help meet for His man
God's loving grace did also make,
His own cup of life to partake,
As they pursued God's plan.
Some fields are cold and hard; e'en so,
God sends strong men to work therein;
The Lord needs someone to begin
To plow the hard, fallow ground;
It oft takes years of faithful pain
'Fore the harvest of golden grain
And we bring our sheaves in bound.
Ten years - it seems so long ago
When they flew to that far off place
With trembl'ng heart and tear-stained face;
What a journey they began!
Their work has been divinely blessed
And other men have joined their quest-
A team compiled in God's plan.
We are proud of our friends, although
'Tis hard to be so far away.
Still, we want them to faithful stay
In their own appointed place.
A nation of souls needs them more;
We have eternity in store
When we have finished our race.