God May Call For You

When the hosts of sin are marching

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [When the hosts of sin are marching]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the hosts of sin are marching
With their weapons gleaming bright,
With their banners boldly waving,
All their forces in the fight;
Then the army of Jehovah
Keeps them faithfully in view,
And the Lord will want a leader—
He may call for you.

Are you ready? Are you ready?
Will you nobly dare and do?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
God may call for you!

2 When the fortress is in danger,
Watch the foe with ceaseless care;
He will surely gain an entrance,
If one traitor soul is there;
He will tempt, and bribe, and threaten,
Every evil art pursue!
Then the Lord wants faithful servants—
He may call for you. [Refrain]

3 There are soldiers who have never
Seen the thickest of the fight,
But in humble, cheerful service,
They have kept the armor bright;
Never weary, ever faithful,
Glad to toil the whole day thro’,
There is need of special workers—
God may call for you. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13109

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the hosts of sin are marching
Title: God May Call For You
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Are you ready?
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13109
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #13109

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.