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Let Someone Else

Let someone else! you often say

Author: J. A. Sutherland (1921)
Tune: [Let someone else! you often say]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Full Text

1. Let someone else! you often say,
When asked to serve the Lord;
And someone else, when life is o’er,
Will reap a rich reward.
Oh, someone else is doing the work
That you for God should do;
And someone else will be wearing the crown
That God had meant for you.

2. Let someone else speak forth the word
To save a soul from sin;
That someone else, when Jesus comes,
A crown of life will win.
Oh, someone else is doing the work
That you for God should do;
And someone else will be wearing the crown
That God had meant for you.

3. Let someone else go forth, you say,
To lands beyond the seas;
While you remain at home and take
Your comfort and your ease.
Oh, someone else is doing the work
That you for God should do;
And someone else will be wearing the crown
That God had meant for you.

4. Oh, never let your lips again
Those thoughtless words repeat;
But pray that grace to you be giv’n
To serve at Jesus’ feet.
Then no one else will do the work
That you for God should do;
And no one else will be wearing the crown
That God has kept for you.

Author: J. A. Sutherland

Oc­to­ber 23, 1876, Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. Sutherland, a min­is­ter, marr­ied his wife Be­a­trice in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1904. As of 1920, they lived in San­ta Cla­ra, Cal­i­for­nia. Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let someone else! you often say
Title: Let Someone Else
Author: J. A. Sutherland (1921)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3644
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