Scripture Verse

Ye shall be witnesses unto Me. Acts 1:8

Introduction

portrait
Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: J. W. Car­pen­ter, in Con­quest Hymns (Cleve­land, Ohio: F. M. Bar­ton, 1902), num­ber 1.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Car­pen­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I’ll be a voice for the Master,
Speaking for Jesus today;
Guiding the souls He is seeking,
Into the beautiful way.

Refrain

I’ll be a voice! I’ll be a voice!
Teaching the truth and the way;
I’ll be a voice! I’ll be a voice!
Speaking for Jesus today.

I’ll be a voice to the wand’rer,
Though far away he may roam;
Telling love’s welcome is waiting,
Guiding the prodigal home.

Refrain

I’ll be a voice for the Master,
Unto the sad and oppressed;
Guiding the feet of the weary
Unto His haven of rest.

Refrain