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

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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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear the call for workers brave and true
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain

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