Please turn to number 59 and join with the Saxophones in, “Hark! The Voice of Jesus Crying”.
First Line: Hark! The Voice of Jesus Crying
Meter: 8 7, 8 7. D.
Tempo: In moderate time
Music: Gustaf Düben, 1671-1730
Text: Daniel March, 1816-1909
You would think, from the first line that Jesus would be sad about something, but actually it is more of a shout or call.
Hark! The voice of Jesus Crying,
‘Who will go to work today?
Fields and harvests waiting,
Who will bear the sheaves away?’
Loud and long the Master calleth,
Rich reward he offers free;
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 judgement’s dread alarms,
You can lead the little children
To the Savior’s waiting arms.
Let non hear you idly saying,
‘There is nothing I can do,’
While the souls of men 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.’
Kind of a weird, inspirational, aspirational, aphorism of a hymn.
Anyway, for some reason, I felt like this tune was more of a “Saxophone” kind of tune, than a clarinet kind of tune. Something about the harmonies.
Sax arrangement: 059-harkthevoiceofjesuscrying
Doubled each part, two times through. Audacity “Medium Room” Reverb Effect.