Jesus BE

I’m nervous this morning. If everything works out right, I have an opportunity this morning to play and sing one of my original songs in worship… To lead worship with a song I wrote called Jesus Be. I wrote it about 18 months ago, and it’s running through my mind this morning. I’m nervous on several counts…

A. I am an extremely shy person, though most people don’t believe that. I have a hard time being in front of an audience unless I’m behind a giant piano and there’s other stuff going on at the same time.

B. This will be the first time in a very long time, maybe 20 years, that I have had the courage to perform one of my own pieces… To just put it out there as my art and let The Lord use it as He wills.

C. This song is very special to me. I wrote it after my cervical spine surgery when I had very little hope that my voice would come back. It comes from a place of pain and suffering.

D. Though my voice is not back to what it was before, it is there. So I will use it this morning, and I will let God do with it as He wills.


Jesus be my guide.
Jesus be my hope.
Draw me to your side.
Never let me go.
Take my worries and my hurts.
Would you love me as I am?
Jesus be my Lord,
The one and only spotless lamb of God.

This is my prayer on this beautiful Sunday morning in the Bluegrass. Only God could make a day like this. I think I hear another song coming on!!

4 thoughts on “Jesus BE

  1. Martha, you are such a blessing.  Thank you for sharing the beautiful songs that our Lord gives to you each morning.  God uses you to encourage me each morning.  I know that you have a very special place in the heart of our Heavenly Father.

      IN HIS LOVE Shirley


    1. Thank you so much Shirley! I miss you girls. I want so much to please Him, and I love the music so much. Sometimes I don’t feel able to flesh it out, but I know that being retired will help 🙂


  2. Oh, this is just awesome Martha.. I would love to see you play and hear you sing your original. You will do great this morning with your original piece..


    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I didn’t get to do it this morning, but I’m ready when asked. I’m not real confident with myself on video :/. If you want, I can scan you the fake sheet.


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