Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying (CW 573)

Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying (CW 573)

Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”


1. Isaiah had a vision of the Lord in which he saw himself as a sinner before our righteous God. A seraph touched his lips with a burning coal and said, “Your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” What did the Lord say (v. 8a)? What was Isaiah’s answer (v. 8b)?

Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying (CW 573)

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”?

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.

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.

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!”


Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling