Hark! The Call

Hark, the call of Christ the King

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Hark! the call of Christ, the King]
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1 Hark! the call of Christ, the King,
Who will help the sheaves to bring?
For the harvest time is here, and the laborers few,
O’er the hills the golden sun,
Soon will tell the day is done,
Hasten now His blessed will to do.

Hark! the Master’s voice is calling you,
Enter now His blessed service so true;
Do not wait another day, but His gentle call obey,
For the Master now hath need of you.

2 In the harvest-field of life,
Oft the tempter’s pow’r is rife,
Men are needed who will stand for the truth and right.
Bravely then we’ll forward go,
and with hearts with love aglow,
Shed abroad the gospel’s glorious light. [Chorus]

3 When at last at set of sun,
We shall gather, one by one,
With our sheaves all garnered in, and the long race run.
All the tears and trials past,
O what joy we’ll know at last,
When we hear the Master say, “well done.” [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #110

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the call of Christ the King
Title: Hark! The Call
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Hark, the Master's voice
Copyright: Public Domain


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