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

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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