Here Am I

Here am I, O Master, ready to be used

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Here am I, O Master, ready to be used]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Here am I, O Master! ready to be used,
Other lives to brighten and to cheer;
Other hearts to fill with happiness and peace,
And to scatter joy and sunshine here.

Here am I, send me,
Commission me from heav’n above;
Here am I, send me
To deeds of mercy and of love.

2 Send me, O my Master forth into the world,
Into homes of sorrow and of woe;
There to carry sunshine and goodwill and cheer,
Doing deeds of mercy as I go. [Refrain]

3 Summon me on errands of Thy love and grace,
Work for Thee, O Lord! assign to me;
Where I may bring gladness, joy and sweet content,
And a help to others I may be. [Refrain]

4 Here am I, my Master, waiting for the word,
Calling me to serve Thee anywhere;
Speak the word, and whatsoe’er the task may be,
I will gladly do Thy bidding there. [Refrain]

Source: Living Hymns: the small hymnal: a book of worship and praise for the developing life #55

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here am I, O Master, ready to be used
Title: Here Am I
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Here am I, send me
Copyright: Public Domain



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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #72

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Living Hymns #55

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Service Hymnal #441

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Songs for the Sunday School #62

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #441

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