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Thread #59896   Message #2108942
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jul-07 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Here Am I Oh Lord Send Me (John Hurt)
Subject: Lyr Add: HERE AM I OH LORD SEND ME (John Hurt)
I was at Mississippi John Hurt's grave in 05. Sadly recovery for John is out of the question on this mortal coil.

John Hurt uses the following lyrics in Here am I... it was interesting to see the source hymn "Hark the voice of jesus calling"...

CHORUS: Here am I lord send me X4.

Can't you hear my saviour calling
Who will go and work today
The fields are ripe the harvests waiting
Who will bend the fields away *

If you can not speak like angels
If you cannot preach like Paul
Well you can still tell the love of Jesus
You can say he died for us all.

I have never quite been able to understand this line due to his accent, but I have read this line in other versions. I used to think it was "who will go and bear the way".