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Who Shall I Send?

“Who shall I send,” the Savior is saying

Author: Robert L. Fletcher
Tune: [Who shall I send, the Savior is saying]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who shall I send, the Saviour is saying,
Forth to the fields of waving grain?
Who will today, the summons obeying,
Gather the sheaves that strew the plain?

Who shall I send?
Forth to the fields of harvest white?
Who shall I send? the Saviour is saying;
Who in His service will take delight?

2 Look to the fields, the harvest is whit’ning,
Quickly the Master’s call obey;
Early to toil, the skies are now bright’ning,
Gather the golden sheaves today. [Refrain]

3 Forth to the world in wickedness lying,
Sounding the message strong and clear;
Plead with the souls the gospel defying,
Waking the lost to hope and cheer. [Refrain]

4 Haste, ere the time of harvest has ended,
Haste ere the strife and toil is o’er;
Soon will the joy of reapers be blended
With the redeemed forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #184

Author: Robert L. Fletcher

19th Century "Robert Lowe Fletcher, the composer, will be at the South Avenue Congregational Church to-morrow, In the morning he will speak on 'The Conservative Life" and at night he will conduct an old-fashioned gospel singing service, when he will use some of his own compositions. Mr. Fletcher will ask the audience to assist him in the singing. Mr. Fletcher is an interesting person, and it is expected that he will attract a large number of strangers to the South Avenue Church." --from The Post-Standard, 26 November 1910 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: “Who shall I send,” the Savior is saying
Title: Who Shall I Send?
Author: Robert L. Fletcher
Refrain First Line: Who shall I send
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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