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).

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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.