Who will go today

There's a call comes ringing from the courts above

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [There's a call comes ringing from the courts above]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a call comes ringing from the courts above,
Who will go today?
Who will go today?
‘Tis a call for helpers, from the Lord of Love;
Who the voice of mercy will obey?

Refrain:
There is work to do, there’s a call for you,
And the golden hours are passing by;
There is work to do, and there’s a call for you;
Answer gladly, “Here am I.”

2 There’s not time to tarry, for the task is great,
Who will go today?
Who will go today?
Precious grain is falling while you idly wait;
Hasten to the labor while you may. [Refrain]

3 In the world’s great harvest there is work for all,
Who will go today?
Who will go today?
Lest the grain, full ripened, to destruction fall,
Who will bear the ripened sheaves away? [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #75

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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's a call comes ringing from the courts above
Title: Who will go today
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: There is work to do

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #50

Light and Life Songs No. 3 #d247

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d214

Selected Sunday School Songs #d201

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Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #75

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