Scripture Verse

I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit. John 15:16


Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, 1898. De­di­cat­ed to Rev. J. Wi­lbur Chap­man, D. D., and first sung in the Un­ion Meet­ings at Mount Vern­on in No­vem­ber 1898.

Music: Ab­bey Wood Win­field S. Wee­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Weed­en,

Winfield S. Weeden (1847–1908)


Have you heard the voice of Je­sus
Whisper, I have chos­en you?
Does He tell you in com­mun­ion
What He wish­es you to do?


Are you in the in­ner cir­cle?
Have you heard the Mas­ter’s call?
Have you giv’n your life to Je­sus?
Is He now your all in all?

As the first dis­ci­ples followed,
As they went wher­e’er He sent;
So today we, too, may fol­low,
On His lead­ing still in­tent.


Or, if He shall choose to send us
On some er­rand in His name,
We can serve Him as dis­ci­ples,
For our place is just the same.


Master, at Thy foot­stool kneel­ing,
We, Thy child­ren, hum­bly wait;
Lead us, send us, bless us, use us,
Till we en­ter Hea­ven’s gate.