1. Hear the order of the Captain calling,
time will soon be o’er,
Many soldiers He must have from far and near;
There are souls in sin and darkness,
and for them the cross He bore;
Come, my comrade, now fall in and answer Here!
Volunteer, volunteer, answer, Here! here! here!
Quickly speak loud and clear,
I am here! here! here!
’Tis the Captain’s great command,
Quickly step and rally near,
For the battle rages over all the land.
2. See the eager hosts of Satan gath’ring
round on every hand;
For our sons and daughters they are fierce and strong;
To the center, rally! rally!
hear the voice of Christ’s command,
Answer Here! and volunteer to fight the wrong. [Refrain]
3. When we meet for coronation
of the faithful over there,
Shall the Savior, sitting on His judgment throne,
Say, I know you not, deserter,
you are not a rightful heir,
For My lost and hungry ones you left alone. [Refrain]
4. Time for shouting and rejoicing
when the victory is won,
When God’s risen saints are waiting in the air,
But the time is now for action,
and hard fighting must be done,
Ere the roll is called up yonder, over there. [Refrain]