Dutybound Servant

 
 

Music

Working While Praising Your Name (Radio Edit)

03:50
Dutybound Servant
06/13/2017
Timothy Suckow

Story

Words and Music by Timothy Suckow, written February 2017.

 

The first radio single from Dutybound Servant is a tune called "Working While Praising Your Name." It's a true story I wrote last summer while working at my job in a factory. I felt like I was at the end of my rope, unable to go on with all the physical labor. But then, one of my co-workers kept on shouting out "Hallelujah!" I got to know him, and as it turns out he is the deacon of his church.  Over time it got to be a running joke at the plant to scream out "Hallelujah" during random points during the shift. But I really appreciated the fact I wasn't alone in my belief in Jesus Christ. Just when I thought I might quit my job, I learned the lesson to "be content" in all circumstances.  I wrote the song in my head while handling thousands of trailer hitches, and I heard it with perfect clarity for months before finally getting it on paper and finally on a recording.

 

This is the radio-edit single version.  Album version located on "This Burning Bush" also available.

Lyrics

Another day on the factory floor
Don't think I can go on any more
Some days I just want to quit
Then I hear a voice that says "be content"
What is this I hear? That breaks the atmosphere
So out of place in this land of sorrow
It fills the air with hope when others laugh and joke
Maybe I can make it to tomorrow
 
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Working while praising Your name
Hallelujah Hallelujah
This joy I have cannot be contained
Praising You again and again
 
Another day in the lion's den
Time clock's got me wound again
Maybe now I should take my chance
and act alone in raw defiance
What will the people say? I'll do it anyway
No matter what stones are hurled
It only seems odd to those who don't belong to God
Reject the judgement of the world
 
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Working while praising Your name
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Working while praising Your name
Hallelujah Hallelujah
This joy I have will not bring me shame
Praising You again and again
 
In all you say and do
Christ will shine His light through you
Some may think it quite absurd
But let your voice be heard
 
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Working while praising Your name
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Here's hoping that you'll do just the same
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Working while praising Your name
Hallelujah Hallelujah
This joy I have cannot be contained
I'll do it again and again