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Somewhere they need you

Somewhere they need you

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Somewhere they need you]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somewhere they need you!
Somewhere today,
Some one is needing
Your cheer on life's way,
Some one will falter
Unless you are true,
Somewhere and somehow
There's need for you.

Need for you, need for me,
To be true, brave and free;
Every day, all the way,
Somewhere there is need for you.

2 Somewhere they need you!
Where grain now falls,
Hear from the reapers
Their many loud calls;
O how they need you
With so much to do,
White is the harvest—
There's need for you. [Refrain]

3 Somewhere they need you!
Beyond the sea,
They are depending
On you and on me,
To send the story
That Christ loves them too;
To spread His glory,
There's need for you. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #118

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: Somewhere they need you
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Need for you


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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #118

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