Hark, there's a call for the brave and true

Hark, there's a call for the brave and true

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Hark! there’s a call for the brave and true]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! there’s a call for the brave and true!
Brother, enlist, for the Lord wants you!
Facing the foe with your sword in hand,
Bravely go froth at your Lord’s command.

Refrain:
Hear the call, hear the call,
Pleading for help from one and all;
Hear the call, hear the call,
Pleading for help from one and all.

2 Come to the front, brother, take a stand;
Fall into line at your Lord’s command;
Follow his lead in the earnest fight,
Conquer for God, and for truth and right. [Refrain]

3 Who’ll volunteer in the ranks today,
Ready to plunge in the thickest fray?
Jesus now waits for the brave and true;
Brother, enlist! for the Lord wants you. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #34

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, there's a call for the brave and true
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Hear the call

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Instances

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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #34

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International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #53

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The New Make Christ King #d50

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #34

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