I must go, when Jesus calls me

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1 I must go, when Jesus calls me;
Over mountain, plain, or glen,
And make known this great salvation,
To the dying sons of men.
We must tell the wondrous story,
We must make the message ring,
While we wait the coming glory,
Of our blessed Lord and King.

Chorus:
We must tell the wondrous story,
We must make the message ring,
While we wait the coming glory,
Of our blessed Lord and King.

2 I must go where'er he sends me,
Toiling not for wealth or praise;
Leaning on his precious promise,
"I'll go with thee, all thy days."
To the lost ones who are dying,
Let us go in Jesus' name,
Bearing precious news of pardon,
In the message we proclaim. [Chorus]

3 I must go, for time is waning,
And the moments fly apace,
Just a few more days remaining,
In this gospel age of grace.
Calls are heard, and must be heeded,
From the fields in every clime,
Ere the judgment trumpet soundeth,
On the closing day of time. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #46

Author: G. W. Sederquist

From The World's Crisis, 13 April 1921, p.7: "Elder Sederquist was born in Lower Granville, Nova Scotia, according to the narrative in his Life and Labors, Sept. 10, 1838. He was converted about the first of the year 1863, was baptized in February, and was soon out in the field in Gospel work, with open doors for his labors. After a few years he accepted the Adventist faith, and in the spring of 1871 entered the United States and took up his home in Lynn [Mass.]." --Entire article available in the DNAH Archives. Also available is a short article (and photo) about Sederquist in the Messiah's Advocate, 7 December 1910. Go to person page >

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First Line: I must go, when Jesus calls me
Author: G. W. Sederquist
Refrain First Line: We must tell the wondrous story

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