Here am I; send me.@Isaiah 6:8
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Richard Cecil (1748-1810)

Timothy Rees, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1916.

St. Ambrose (Cecil) Richard Cecil (1748-1810) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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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;

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