2796. I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go

1. It may not be on the mountain’s height,
or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle’s front
my Lord will have need of me;
But if by a still, small voice He calls
to paths I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Yours,
I’ll go where You want me to go.

I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord,
O’er mountain, or plain, or sea;
I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord,
I’ll be what You want me to be.

2. Perhaps today there are loving words
which Jesus would have me speak;
There may be now, in the paths of sin,
some wand’rer whom I should seek.
O Savior, if You will be my Guide,
though dark and rugged the way,
My voice shall echo the message sweet,
I’ll say what You want me to say. [Refrain]

3. There’s surely somewhere a lowly place
in earth’s harvest fields so wide,
Where I may labor through life’s short day
for Jesus, the Crucified.
So, trusting my all unto Your care,
I know You always love me!
I’ll do Your will with a heart sincere,
I’ll be what You want me to be. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: It may not be on the mountain's height
Title: I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
Author (v. 1): Mary Brown (1892)
Author (v. 2, 3): Charles E. Prior
Refrain First Line: I'll go where You want me to go, dear Lord
Language: English
Source: Our Best Endeavor (Silver Burdett & Company: 1892)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The original title was "Go Stand and Speak," with music by Prior. This well-known missionary and consecration hymn was adopted by a class of over a hundred missionary nurses at the Battle Creek (Michigan) Sanitarium as their class hymn. Every Sunday afternoon they would gather for a social meeting and always sing [it]...In this class were students from nearly every State of the Union, from Australia, South Africa, South America, Bulgaria, Armenia, and nearly all the European countries. At the close of the course they agreed that after they had parted and gone to their different fields, they would sing this hymn every Sunday as they had done during their happy class-days.Sankey, pp. 163-4.
Tune Information
Name: [It may not be on the mountain's height]
Composer: Carrie Esther Parker Rounsefell (1894)
Incipit: 33353 34466 54353
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: She wrote the tune for these words, for use in a revival meeting at the Baptist church in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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