Here am I, Send Me

Where the fight is hardest and the heroes fall

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Where the fight is hardest]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where the fight is hardest and the heroes fall,
Where the night is darkest and the lost ones call,
Master, I would follow, follow only Thee—
Here am I; send me!

Here am I; send me!
Here am I; send me!
If it only be on an errand for Thee—
Here am I; send me!

2 Where the need is greatest, I would bravely stand,
Fearless, brave, and loyal, with a helping hand,
Here am I for service whatsoe’er it be—
Here am I; send me! [Refrain]

3 Where Thy hand would lead me over all the world,
I would gladly follow till there is unfurled
Thy blest banner waving over hearts set free—
Here am I; send me! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13160

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Where the fight is hardest and the heroes fall
Title: Here am I, Send Me
Author: William C. Poole
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13160
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The Cyber Hymnal #13160

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