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Someone Here

Somebody here bears a weary load

Author: T. O. Chisholm
Tune: [Somebody here bears a weary load]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Somebody here bears a weary load,
Somebody here wanders far from God;
Somebody here seeks in vain for rest,
Somebody here, who may now be blest.

O soul in sin, heed the Voice that calls,
That has called thee oft before!
Repent and believe and be saved tonight,
Lest thou hear that voice no more.

2 Somebody here, who was saved one day,
Faltered and failed, sadly fell away;
Somebody here feels a prompting true,
Now to return and the vows renew. [Refrain]

3 Somebody here now the Spirit grieves,
Heedless of warnings that mercy gives;
Somebody here, for whom Jesus died,
Still may be lost thro’ rebellious pride. [Refrain]

4 Somebody here may delay too long,
Drowning God’s voice with a jest or song;
Choosing the way, tho’ it seemeth right,
Ending at last in eternal night. [Refrain]

6 Somebody here will be first to go,
Either to bliss or to endless woe;
Somebody here, unprepared to die,
Stands on the brink of eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #79

Author: T. O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Somebody here bears a weary load
Title: Someone Here
Author: T. O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: O soul in sin, heed the Voice that calls
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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