We Can All Say "No."

When the world and its pleasures are calling

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When the world and its pleasures are calling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the world and its pleasure are calling,
Let us trust the Mighty One still;
There is truly no danger of falling—
We can all say “No,” if we will.

Refrain:
We can all say “No,” if we will,
We can all be faithful still;
There is nothing to fear, for the Saviour is near;
We can all say “No,” if we will.

2 When the tempter is whispering, “This way,”
Let us keep our eyes on the hill;
Let us show we are traveling His way;
We can all say “No,” if we will. [Refrain]

3 From the Saviour no power can win us,
He will safely shield us from ill;
Let us show that His Spirit is in us;
We can all say “No,” if we will. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #116

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: When the world and its pleasures are calling
Title: We Can All Say "No."
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: We can all say "No," if we will
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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