Written by Andrew James Finden

lyrics

Verse 1:
Lord protect my heart from striving
After things of little worth
From pursuit of reputation or acclaim
For you say my occupation
Has a higher call than this
Let my labour be an offering of praise

Chorus:
I will trust in you with all my heart
I will trust in you with all my heart
I won’t rely on my own wisdom
Or what I think I know
I will trust in you with all my heart

Verse 2:
May respect be my ambition
and integrity my guide
seeking truth above promotion or prestige
for the trappings and temptations
that pursuit of power brings
fade to worthless in the light of what you give

Bridge:
Oh, the measure of success
is not in status or control
but in faithfulness in every circumstance

Verse 3:
Help me cultivate and nurture
in the field where I’ve been placed.
And to seek the common good as my reward.
To encounter every colleague
with humility and grace.
As I undertake each task unto you, Lord.