Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain