Scripture Verse

Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

Introduction

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Richard Cecil
(1748–1810)

Words: Ti­mo­thy Rees, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1916.

Music: St. Am­brose (Ce­cil) Ri­chard Ce­cil (1748–1810) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Rees (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

From the depths of sin and failure,
From despair as black as night,
Lord, we hear our brothers calling
For deliverance and for light.

Refrain

Use us, Lord, to speed Thy kingdom;
Through us may Thy will be done;
Give us eyes to see the vision
Of a world redeemed and won.

By the love that bore in silence
Man’s contempt and Satan’s dart;
By the longing for the lost ones
That consumes the Savior’s heart;

Refrain

By the Savior’s blood that bought us,
By the peace His merits bring,
By the Spirit that constrains us
Now on earth to crown Him King;

Refrain