826. Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying

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

2 If you cannot speak like angels,
If you cannot preach like Paul,
You can tell the love of Jesus;
You can say He died for all.
If you cannot rouse the wicked
With the judgment's dread alarms,
You can lead the little children
To the Savior's waiting arms.

3 If you cannot be a watchman,
Standing high on Zion's wall,
Pointing out the path to heaven,
Off'ring life and peace to all,
With your prayers and with your bounties
You can do what God commands;
You can be like faithful Aaron,
Holding up the prophet's hands.

4 Let none hear you idly saying,
"There is nothing I can do,"
While the multitudes are dying,
And the Master calls for you.
Take the task He gives you gladly,
Let His work your pleasure be;
Answer quickly when He calleth,
"Here am I, send me, send me!"

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the voice of Jesus crying
Title: Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying
Author (sts. 1-2, 4): Daniel March, 1816-1909
Author (st. 3): Unknown
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Isaiah 6:8; Luke 10:2; Matthew 9:37-38; Colossians 4:3-4
Topic: Mission and Witness
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GALILEAN
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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