As a Volunteer

A call for loyal soldiers

Author: W. S. Brown
Tune: [A call for loyal soldiers]
Published in 85 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A call for loyal soldiers
Comes to one and all;
Soldiers for the conflict,
Will you heed the call?
Will you answer quickly?
With a ready cheer?
Will you be enlisted
As a volunteer?

Refrain:
A volunteer for Jesus,
A soldier true!
Others have enlisted,
Why not you?
Jesus is the Captain,
We will never fear;
Will you be enlisted
As a volunteer?

2 Yes, Jesus calls for soldiers,
Who are filled with pow'r,
Soldiers who will serve Him
Ev'ry day and hour;
He will not forsake you,
He is ever near;
Will you be enlisted
As a volunteer? [Refrain]

3 He calls you, for He loves you
With a heart most kind.
He whose heart was broken,
Broken for mankind;
Now, just now He calls you,
Calls in accents clear,
Will you be enlisted
As a volunteer? [Refrain]

4 And when the war is over,
And the vict'ry won,
When the true and faithful
Gather one by one,
He will crown with glory
All who there appear;
Will you be enlisted
As a volunteer? [Refrain]



Source: The New Church Hymnal #209

Author: W. S. Brown

Early 20th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A call for loyal soldiers
Title: As a Volunteer
Author: W. S. Brown
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A volunteer for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #270
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Audio

Small Church Music #7430

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #416

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The Cyber Hymnal #270

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