Come to the front

Come to the front

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Come to the front!]
Published in 2 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?

Refrain:
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 >

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First Line: Come to the front
Author: James Rowe

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United Praise #80

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