Here I Am

When the morning sun is bright and the harvest fields are white

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [When the morning sun is bright]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the morning sun is bright,
And the harvest fields are white,
And the ones that should be reaping
In the fields, are loit’ring by;
When the Master’s voice is ringing
O’er the fields of waving grain,
Calling loud for reapers! answer,
“Here am I, Here am I!”

Refrain:
When I hear the voice of my Savior
I will quickly, gladly give to Him the reply,
“Whatsoever Thou wilt have me do to glory Thy name,
Speak, O Lord, Thy servant hearth,
“Here am I, Here am I!”

2 There are famished souls to feed,
There are wand’ring steps to lead
From the depths of sin and darkness;
There are helpless ones that cry;
Who will feed the hungry children,
Who will seek the lost to save?”
Jesus calls you, who will answer,
“Here am I, Here am I!” [Refrain]

3 There are battles yet to win,
‘Gainst the marshaled hosts of sin,
And the Savior, in each conflict
Swift to help, is ever nigh;
When He calls for deeds of daring,
And for loyal hearts and true,
Ready will I be to answer,
“Here am I, Here am I!” [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #110

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the morning sun is bright and the harvest fields are white
Title: Here I Am
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: When I hear the voice of my Savior
Copyright: Public Domain

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Carmina Sacra #d232

Sing His Praise #d243

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Special Songs #88

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The King of Kings #110

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