"Shoulder to the Wheel" Lyrics

This past Sunday at Servant Church we had a 'ministry fair' in lieu of a traditional sermon. We were trying to get our many new people and unconnected regulars to participate in serving with one of Servant Church's existing partnerships. For the occasion I wrote a fairly harsh song. Really it's more of a sung prayer of confession that I wrote about myself, knowing that I probably wasn't the only one who needed a slight in the ass. Several people have asked me for the lyrics, and yes, The Gentle Wolves will be recording it soon.

 
 

Shoulder to the Wheel
Words & Music: Richard Kentopp, 2015.

Chorus:
Well the workers are few, and the harvest is plenty.
But we’re all too busy, just watching our TVs.
We say we want to enter to the Kingdom of Heaven
As long as it doesn’t waste our time.
Oh… as long as it doesn’t cost a dime.

Verse 1:
God we’re just waiting for something to happen,
we say we want to serve you but we gotta fit a nap in.
So strip away the comfort that we all take for granted,
And put your workers’ shoulders to the wheel
Oh, put your workers shoulders to the wheel!

Chorus

Verse2:
So give us the courage to curb the consumption,

when so many of your children are just struggling to function.
Teach us how to pass through the eye of the needle.
And put your workers’ shoulders to the wheel
Oh, put your workers shoulders to the wheel!

 Chorus