The Inner Circle

Have you heard the voice of Jesus whisper, "I have chosen you?"

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Have you heard the voice of Jesus] (Weeden)
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 Have you heard the voice of Jesus
Whisper, "I have chosen you?"
Does he tell you in communion
What he wishes you to do?

Are you in the inner circle?
Have you heard the Master's call?
Have you giv'n your life to Jesus?
Is he now your All in all?

2 As the first disciples followed,
As they went where'er he sent;
So today we, too, may follow,
On his leading still intent. [Chorus]

3 Or, if he shall choose to send us
On some errand in his name,
We can serve him as disciples,
For our place is just the same. [Chorus]

4 Master, at thy footstool kneeling,
We, thy children, humbly wait;
Lead us, send us, bless us, use us,
Till we enter heaven's gate. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #143

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard the voice of Jesus whisper, "I have chosen you?"
Title: The Inner Circle
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you in the inner circle
Copyright: Public Domain



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