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The Call of the Christ

The call of the Christ rings out today

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [The call of the Christ rings out today]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. The call of the Christ rings out today,
Who will make reply?
For labor, or service, or battle fray,
Or seeking the lost who have gone astray,
O Master, I’m ready to go or stay—
Here am I!

Refrain
Here am I for service, whatsoe’er it be;
I am waiting orders, Master, now from Thee;
I have heard Thy summons from dark Calvary,
And I gladly answer, Master, here am I!

2. The call of the Christ rings sweet and clear,
Who will make reply?
Thy calling, O Master, today I hear,
And gladly will follow Thee, far or near;
With Thee as my Leader, no harm I fear,
Here am I! [Refrain]

3. The call of the Christ is now for you,
Will you make reply?
I’m waiting, O Master, Thy will to do;
Count me on the side of the brave and true,
I’ll follow Thee all of the battle thro’,
Here am I! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #725

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: The call of the Christ rings out today
Title: The Call of the Christ
Author: William C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Here am I for service, whatsoe'er it be
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #725
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