Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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

portrait
Winfield S. Weeden
(1847–1908)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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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