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There sounds a call

There sounds a call

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [There sounds a call]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There sounds a call
To one and all,
In ev’ry land,
Who at their King’s command
May dare to take their stand,
With armour bright, to stand for right,
No foe to dread;
By faith to see
That Victory
Lies just ahead.

Bravely stand at God’s command
He is our Defender.
Boldly fight, the cause is right,
Never to surrender,
Faith to be our shining shield,
Hope shall cheer, we cannot yield,
While the sword of truth we wield,
So bravely stand.

2 In armour clad,
With spirits glad,
To battle go,
Our Captains strength to show
And evil hosts o’erthrow;
Tho foes combine, on strength Divine
We will depend,
And bravely stand,
A mighty band,
Unto the end. [Refrain]

3 For those who dare
The conflict share,
There waits a crown,
A bright and starry crown,
When burdens are laid down;
And peace is there, beyond compare,
Which ne’er shall end,
So bravely stand,
At God’s command,
His truth defend. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #142

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There sounds a call
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Bravely stand


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The Excelsior Hymnal #142

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