Scripture Verse

Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Isaiah 6:8


Words: Ro­bert L. Fletch­er, in Songs of So­ver­eign Grace, by J. Lin­coln Hall, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Win­field S. Weed­en (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1897), num­ber 184.

Music: Ri­chard Hard­ing (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fletch­er or Hard­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Who shall I send, the Sav­ior is say­ing,
Forth to the fields of wav­ing grain?
Who will to­day, the sum­mons ob­ey­ing,
Gather the sheaves that strew the plain?


Who shall I send?
Forth to the fields of har­vest white?
Who shall I send?
the Sav­ior is say­ing;
Who in His ser­vice will take de­light?

Look to the fields, the har­vest is whit­en­ing,
Quickly the Mas­ter’s call ob­ey;
Early to toil, the skies are now bright­en­ing,
Gather the gold­en sheaves to­day.


Forth to the world in wick­ed­ness ly­ing,
Sounding the mes­sage strong and clear;
Plead with the souls the Gos­pel de­fy­ing,
Waking the lost to hope and cheer.


Haste, ere the time of har­vest has end­ed,
Haste ere the strife and toil is o’er;
Soon will the joy of reap­ers be blend­ed
With the re­deemed for­ev­er­more.