Master, Use Me

Send me forth, O blessed Master! where are souls in sorrow bowed

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Send me forth, O blessed Master]
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Send me forth, O blessed Master!
where are souls in sorrow bow'd,
Send me forth to homes of want and homes of care.
And with joy I will obey the call, and in Thy blessed name
I will take the blessed light of the gospel there.

Call me forth to active service.
And my prompt response shall be,
"Here are I! send me;"
I am read to report for orders, Master, summon me,
And I'll go on any errand of love for Thee.

2 There are lives that may be brighten'd by a word of hope and cheer,
There are souls with whom life's blessings I should share;
There are hearts that may be lightened of the burdens which they bear;
Let me take the blessed hope of the gospel there. [Refrain]

3 There is work within the vineyard, there is service to be done,
There's a message of salvation to declare;
Send me forth to tell the story to the homes of sinful men;
Let me take the blessed Christ of the gospel there. [Refrain]

4 Oh, I would not be an idler in the vineyard of the Lord;
With the Christ the vineyard-labor I would share;
Into hearts that know not Jesus I would speak the saving word;
Let me take the blessed joy of the gospel there. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #128

Author: E. 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: Send me forth, O blessed Master! where are souls in sorrow bowed
Title: Master, Use Me
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Call me forth to active service
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns of the Christian Life #466

Hymns of the Saints #424

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