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At the Roll Call

I will look for you up yonder

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [I will look for you up yonder]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will look for you up yonder,
When my days down here are o’er;
When the roll is called in glory,
Will you meet me on that shore?

At the roll call I will look for you,
At the roll call up above the blue,
When the roll is called in glory,
Will you be there?

2 I will look for you up yonder,
On that wonderful great day,
When we wake at call of Jesus,
And the earth shall pass away. [Refrain]

3 I will look for you up yonder,
In that city of the King,
Thro’ eternity’s glad ages,
There the praise of Him to sing. [Refrain]

4 I will look for you up yonder,
Will you meet me there that day?
Will we meet with Christ the Savior,
Forevermore there to stay? [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #234

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I will look for you up yonder
Title: At the Roll Call
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: At the roll call I will look for you



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Evangel Bells #d52

Gospel Melodies #d95

Harvest Hymns #d85

The Little Evangel #d35

TextAudioPage Scan

The Modern Hymnal #234

Voice of Praise #d100

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