I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Arranging this piece was a gift to me--a precious and instructive process.
This message of consecration has become a song of my heart.
I hope I will always feel to sing to my Lord, 'I'll go where You want me to go;
I'll say what You want me to say; I'll be what You want me to be.' No matter what.



Voicing: Vocal solo, Duet or Two-part choir
Accompaniment: Piano, optional flute
Topics: Faith, Faithfulness, Guidance, Humility, Inspiration, Jesus Christ, Missionary Work, Obedience, Sacrifice, Savior, Service, Spirituality, Trials, Youth

Text: Mary Brown, 1856-1918
Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell, 1861-1930
Tune name: Consecration

Arranged: Rachel P. Mohlman


Two-Part: PDF-choral score    PDF-full score   
PDF-flute part (for solo or two-part)




LYRICS
It may not be on the mountain height
Or over the stormy sea,
It may not be at the battle's front
My Lord will have need of me.
But if by a still, small voice he calls
To paths that I do not know,
I'll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine:
I'll go where you want me to go.

I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I'll be what you want me to be.

Perhaps today there are loving words
Which Jesus would have me speak;
There may be now in the paths of sin
Some wand'rer whom I should seek.
O Savior, if thou wilt be my guide,
Tho dark and rugged the way,
My voice shall echo the message sweet:
I'll say what you want me to say.

I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I'll be what you want me to be.

There's surely somewhere a lowly place
In earth's harvest fields so wide
Where I may labor through life's short day
For Jesus, the Crucified.
So trusting my all to thy tender care,
And knowing thou lovest me,
I'll do thy will with a heart sincere:
I'll be what you want me to be.

I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I'll be what you want me to be.

I'll go where you want me to go;
I'll say what you want me to say;
I'll be what you want me to be.

*This arrangement received an Award of Distinction in the 2015 Church Music Submissions.