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Volunteers for Jesus

Volunteers are needed, now to march away

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Volunteers are needed]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Volunteers are needed,
Now to march away,
There’s a world to conquer
For our Lord today;
Volunteers for Jesus,
Heroes, one and all,
Christ Himself is calling,
Hear and heed the call.

Volunteers, volunteers,
Willing, brave and true;
Hear the blessed Master calling,
Calling now for you?
Volunteers, Volunteers,
Loyal, brave and free;
Will you gladly answer,
Lord, I’ll go for Thee.

2 Volunteers are needed,
Loyal hearts and brave,
Quick to take the message,
“Jesus came to save!”
And the Master, watching,
Sees if you are true.
Don’t you hear Him calling,
Calling now for you? [Refrain]

3 Volunteers are needed,
Onward for the right;
Carry forth the Gospel
Into Heathen night,
Jesus’ banner waving
Till it is unfurled
Over ev’ry nation,
Over all the world! [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #91

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: Volunteers are needed, now to march away
Title: Volunteers for Jesus
Author: William C. Poole



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Celestial Chimes #d92
Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d208
The Ham-Ramsay Revival Hymns, a Collection of High Class Gospel Music #d256
Williston Hymns #91TextAudioPage Scan
World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d245
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