A HYMN FOR TODAY
The Master has 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 has 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 has 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 has 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.
188.8.131.52.D – Sarah Doudney, 1871
Tune: ASH GROVE – Jones’ Bardic Museum, 1802
arr. Katherine K. Davis – 1939
#637 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012