Come Over and Help Us!

Come over and help us, O soldiers of light

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Come over and help us, O soldiers of light]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come over and help us, O soldiers of light!
Come into the regions of sorrow and night;
The voices of millions imploringly cry—
Come over and help us—Oh help, or we die.

Chorus:
Year ye the pleading of perishing men,
Living in horror exceeding our ken;
List, as they call us again and again,
“Come over and help us!”

2 Come over and help us, O host of the blest!
Come into the land where the weak are oppressed;
The races in bondage cry out to be freed;
Come over and help us—Oh help while we plead. [Chorus]

3 Come over and help us, O warriors of God!
Come, blessing the realms that the Spoiler has trod,
Where sin like a pestilence breathes over all;
Come over and help us—Oh come while we call. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #81

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come over and help us, O soldiers of light
Title: Come Over and Help Us!
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Hear ye the pleading of perishing men

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 1 #d10

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Missionary Songs #61

School Carols #d47

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Songs for Work and Worship #81

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Spirit and Life No. 2 #81

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