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Hear the bugle calling, come without delay (Bitler)

Hear the bugle calling, come without delay (Bitler)

Author: J. S. Bitler
Tune: [Hear the bugle calling] (John)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the bugle calling,
Come without delay;
Every man be ready
For the fight today.
Do not sleep in danger,
Do not hesitate;
Rouse you up, O soldiers,
For the foe is great.

Hear the bugle calling,
Calling you and me;
Awake, ye soldiers of the cross!
Hear the bugle calling,
Calling you and me,
Come without delay;
Rouse you up, O soldiers,
For the fight today!

2 Hear the bugle calling,
Time is going fast;
Men are dying ’round you,
Life will soon be past!
Seize the moment quickly,
Speak the word just now;
Trust the Lord to guide you,
He will show you how. [Refrain]

3 Hear the bugle calling;
See, it calls for you!
Don’t say there are others,
That will never do.
For your place, my brother,
Others can not fill;
You must do your duty,
Do it with a will. [Refrain]

4 O, if some poor sinner,
Looking now to thee,
Should be lost forever,
To eternity,
Could you clear your conscience
Of the blood of men?
At the bar of Jesus,
Can you meet it then? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7882

Author: J. S. Bitler

J.S. Bitler was born on March 28, 1852 in Lancaster, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a well-known evangelist and served as pastor at various Methodist Episcopal churches in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska. He died on February 4, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio. NN, Hymnary. See more at http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/i/t/bitler_js.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the bugle calling, come without delay (Bitler)
Author: J. S. Bitler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7882
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The Cyber Hymnal #7882

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