I heard God's call

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1 When I was lost in sin, God’s spirit entered in
And plead, by grace divine, my wayward soul to win;
‘Twas there I gave my all in answer to His call,
And I became a messenger for Him.

A messenger for Christ, my King!
I’ll tell a world in darkness and in sin,
That Jesus died to save,
His life for us He gave,—
Oh, I will be a messenger for Him.

2 “The story old, yet new, Lord, just I tell it, too—
Is there no other work for Thee that I can do?”
“Lo! some will never know, unless to them YOU go!”
Then I became a messenger for Him. [Refrain]

3 Lord, make me ever bold! The story must be told!
Help me to spread abroad, wherever I may go,
The knowledge of Thy pow’r that saves each day and hour.
Oh, I would be a messenger for Him. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #174

Author: Nellie Place Chandler

Nellie Place Chandler began playing the organ in church and Sunday school when she was twelve, she spent time as chorister, organist and choir director. 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: When I was lost in sin (Chandler)
Title: I heard God's call
Author: Nellie Place Chandler
Refrain First Line: A messenger for Christ, my King
Copyright: Public Domain


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Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d231

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Williston Hymns #174

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