Come to the front

Come to the front

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Come to the front!]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to the front! the dear Savior is calling,
Calling for soldiers persistent and brave;
Souls, precious souls, every moment are falling,
Will you not help him his loved ones to save?

Come to the front, come to the front!
Jesus is calling strong hearts to the fray.
Come to the front, come to the front!
Be a true soldier of Jesus today.

2 Many young souls in deep darkness are lying,
Kept from the light by the power of sin;
Daily for help they are pleading and sighing;
Will you not help them their freedom to win? [Refrain]

3 Others, thro’ weakness and trouble and sorrow,
Have not the courage to flee from the foe;
Friendless, unloved, with no hope for the morrow,
Downward, despairing, unhindered they go. [Refrain]

4 Come to the front! heed the call of the Mater;
Will you not help him his loved ones to save?
Must they go downward to certain disaster?
Must they, in bondage, do down to the grave? [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #80

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the front
Author: James Rowe
Copyright: Public Domain



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