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431. Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling

1 Hark, the voice of Jesus calling,
"Who will go and work today?
Fields are white and harvests waiting;
who will bear the sheaves away?"
Loud and long the Master calleth;
rich reward he offers free;
who will answer gladly, saying,
"Here am I; my Lord, send me"?

2 If you cannot be the watchman
standing high on Zion's wall,
pointing out the path to heaven;
off'ring life and peace to all,
if you cannot speak like angels,
if you cannot preach like Paul,
your can tell the love of Jesus,
you can say, "He died for all."

3 Let none hear you idly saying,
"There is nothing I can do,"
while a human soul is dying,
and the Master calls for you;
take the task he gives you gladly;
let his work your pleasure be;
answer quickly when he calleth,
"Here am I; my Lord, send me."

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the voice of Jesus calling
Title: Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
Author: Daniel March (1868)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Biblical Characters: Paul; Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Call and Response (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (1868)
Meter: D
Key: G Major

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