The Apostle Paul was a learner,
As he walked with God each day;
He learned how to be completely content…
No matter what came his way.
He was taught by the Holy Spirit,
As he sought the Lord in prayer,
And whatever the situation…
He knew His Savior was there.
He suffered beatings, stoning, shipwreck,
Many perils, weakness, pain;
He learned what all of us need to know…
That out of suffering comes gain.
He learned to be both full and hungry,
How to be abased and abound,
And he learned to count all things but dung…
That greater riches be found.
Paul learned that all things work for the good
Of them that love the Lord God,
And he learned God’s grace was sufficient…
For every valley He trod.
Paul learned, when he walked in the Spirit,
Sin had no more dominion,
No longer was he tossed to and fro…
By man’s worldly opinion.
Paul learned the secret of happiness
Was to turn away from sin,
And he learned to walk in righteousness…
Singing songs of praise within.
He learned to preach the gospel of Christ
Without any fear or shame,
And to die to self that he might live…
Proclaiming that precious Name.
O God, make me A Learner.
Paul said: “I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge
Of Christ Jesus my Lord”