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Somebody Must

Someone must struggle that others may win

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Someone must struggle that others may win]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some one must struggle that others may win;
Some one the world’s better day must bring in;
Some one the work that is hardest must do—
Somebody must, brother! shall it be you?

Somebody must! Somebody must!
Do then your duty, in God be your trust;
Somebody must! somebody must!
Live like a hero, for somebody must.

2 Some one must carry the weaker one’s load;
Some one must blaze through the forest a road;
Some one must lead o’er the path that is new—
Somebody must, brother! shall it be you? [Refrain]

3 Some one must stand in the thick of the fight;
Some one must strike for the brave and the right;
Some one must die for the pure and the true—
Somebody must, brother! shall it be you? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #14

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Someone must struggle that others may win
Title: Somebody Must
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Somebody must
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d98

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Gospel Songs for Men #12

Kingdom Songs #d193

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Kingdom Songs #185

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #183

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #183

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #211

Selected Sunday School Songs #d167

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Songs of Matchless Love #14

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Sunday School Voices #4

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