Published in 58 hymnals

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Tune Information

Incipit: 13534 65351 43221
Key: D Major
Source: Gregorian Chant (arr.)


Here am I, send me

Hark! the voice of Jesus crying,
"Who will go and work today?
Fields are white and harvests waiting;
Who will bear the sheave away?"
Loud and long the Master calleth;
Rich reward He offers free;
Who will answer, gladly saying,
"Here am I; send me, send me"?

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Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise thee


RIPLEY, composed in 1839, comes from the prolific pen of Lowell Mason (PHH 96), the great American promoter and publisher of school, choral, and congregational music. The tune title, assigned later, presumably honors George Ripley (1802-1889), the famous New York literary critic and transcendentalist. RIPLEY is a classically shaped rounded bar form (AABA) in which the third line provides the contrast and climax to the other lines. It is an energetic tune that calls for jubilant singing in parts and, on festive occasions, the use of brass (probably in E-flat major).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #289
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #306
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #383
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #416
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #782ScoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #518TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #526TextFlexscorePage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #496Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #230a
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #807
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #146DText
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #146Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #3662Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #683
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #858
The Cyber Hymnal #2597TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7182TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #57TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #80TextPage Scan
Include 39 pre-1979 instances
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