Original Song – “How Could I Serve Him”

“How Could I Serve Him” is another tender, heartfelt and very personal Christmas song of mine, as I use myself as a template for the main character of the song – in this case a lowly donkey.  Like the donkey I ask, “What could I ever do for God?”  In this case, God found two very important jobs for the donkey to do – and changed his entire perspective of what he was capable of doing for God.  The meaning of the song is that God sees our hearts through and through, and has a perfect plan for our lives and for what He needs us to do!

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I recorded my original song “How Could I Serve Him” on Set 13 in 1997, and it looks at both the first Christmas day and the events of Easter through the eyes of a lowly donkey. We all feel sometimes like a donkey or worse, with nothing to offer anyone let alone to God ~ but He knows our hearts through and through and has a perfect plan for us ~ no matter what we can do! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"How Could I Serve Him", Pg 1 - "In The Name Of The Father", Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved"How Could I Serve Him", Pg 2 - "In The Name Of The Father", Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

How Could I Serve Him?

“In The Name Of The Father” – Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

 C                 F       F             C

“How am I to ever, serve my God?

C                 F       F             C

How am I to ever, serve my God?”

             F                G

Said the donkey one day

 Em    Am      Am              Dm   F

“I am nothing more than a lowly beast

         G         G           F         F

Just a humble soul among the least

    G        F               F       C  G   Em  F

Of all the world what could, I, do, for, God?

                  G      C

How could I serve Him?”

C            Dm      C       F

Then one day an angel came

    F           C      G

To whisper in his ear

 G       F        F          C        Am

“For unto the world a Savior comes

       F                 F           G

And here’s God’s plan for you

     Am             Am                     G

He knows your heart through and through

       Am            Am           G

And here’s what you are to do

Em     F      F           G

Carry Mary on your back

     F       C

To Bethlehem

       F            C          F    C  G

And you shall see, the Christ Child”

Verse Two:

 C                 F       F            C

“How am I to ever, serve my Lord?

C                 F       F            C

How am I to ever, serve my Lord?”

            F                 G

And the donkey went forth

 Em      Am         Am             Dm       F

“I have seen the Christ Child with my eyes

          G           G            F           F

I have seen the love that filled His eyes

     G       F       F        C  G Em F

But I am just a beast, of, burden

                   G       C

What could I do for Him?”

C      Dm    C              F

After many years went by

     F       C          G

An angel came to Him

G   F              F       C          Am

He said, “God has a plan for you

      F                F     G

and needs your help again

     Am             Am                     G

He knows your heart through and through

       Am            Am           G

And here’s what you are to do

Em      F                       G

As you stand beside the colt

               F           C

You must guide his path

      F       G             F C  G

For on his back, will ride Christ”

Verse Three:

 C                 F       F             C

“How am I to ever, serve my Lord?

C                 F       F            C

How am I to ever, serve my Lord?”

            F                    G

And the donkey led the way

Em Am  Am     Dm     F

Into Jerusalem Christ rode

       G           G         F    F

On a colt that donkey led along

    G     F         F     C      G Em F

He was just an old, gray, donkey

                     G      C

What could he ever do?

C    Dm      C             F

And he was there that day

    F            C        G

To hear the people say

 G       F           C     Am

“Hosanna in the highest

      F         F  G

The son of David”

      Am                Am                      G

The Lord knew his heart through and through

      Am       Am     G

And needed him to do

Em  F                G

The work of the Lord

      F             C

The same for you

      F               G           F C G

The Lord has a plan, for you too

G             F        F          C    F   C

No matter what, you can do, A-men

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