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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

I Have Answered the Call, Will You?

There is need today for hearts that are brave

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There is need today for hearts that are brave]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is need today for hearts that are brave
To go to the front, precious souls to save,
For whom on the cross Jesus’ life he gave,—
I have answered the call, will you?

Chorus:
Hear the call for workers brave and true!
Hear the call to service, the Lord needs you!
His grace is sufficient to carry you thro’,—
I have answered the call, will you?

2 There is need today for hearts that are strong,
To mingle in love with the rushing throng
In search of the lost who are swept along,—
I have answered the call, will you? [Chorus]

3 There is need today for hearts that will dare
To follow the cross, and the labor share
With others who bravely the burden bear,—
I have answered the call, will you? [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #116

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: There is need today for hearts that are brave
Title: I Have Answered the Call, Will You?
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Hear the call for workers brave and true
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Nineteen Sunday School Songs #d15

Songs of Conquest, for Use in Public Worship, Prayer Services, etc. #d186

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #116

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