(I’m having technical difficulties with wordpress, so I wasn’t able to post this yesterday for my typical Monday Morning Melody. But hopefully one day won’t make a difference in starting out your week on the right note. [hardy har!] )
I don’t think I’ve ever sung this song in church anytime, but I’ve read it before a few times before this morning and decided I’d include it here today. It’s to a very familiar tune (“Let All Things Now Living”) so it’s easy to sing to.
I don’t know any history behind this song, other than that the author, Sarah Doudney, lived in England from 1841-1926, and that’s not much to know.
The Master hath come, and He calls us to follow
The track of the footprints He leaves on our way;
Far over the mountain and through the deep hollow,
The path leads us on to the mansions of day:
The Master hath called us, the children who fear Him,
Who march ’neath Christ’s banner, His own little band;
We love Him and seek Him, we long to be near Him,
And rest in the light of His beautiful land.
The Master hath called us; the road may be dreary
And dangers and sorrows are strewn on the track;
But God’s Holy Spirit shall comfort the weary;
We follow the Savior and cannot turn back;
The Master hath called us, though doubt and temptation
May compass our journey, we cheerfully sing:
Press onward, look upward,through much tribulation;
The children of Zion must follow the King.
The Master hath called us, in life’s early morning,
With spirits as fresh as the dew on the sod:
We turn from the world, with its smiles and its scorning,
To cast in our lot with the people of God:
The Master hath called us, His sons and His daughters,
We plead for His blessing and trust in His love;
And through the green pastures, beside the still waters,
He’ll lead us at last to His kingdom above.