1 You may know where to find me when there’s work to do—
In the field where the Lord has need of me;
Where the harvest is waiting with the reapers true,
Ever loyal and faithful will I be.
Where He may need me, there I’ll be,
And from my lips a song of praise shall ring;
I’ve answered, “Master, here am I!”
And have surrendered wholly to my King.
2 You may know where to find me when the fight is on—
In the front of the battle for the right;
You may know where to find me till the vict’ry’s won—
At the front, in the thickest of the fight. [Refrain]
3 You may know where to find me when the Lord shall call
All His own to a blessed home above;
You may look for me yonder where the Lord o’er all
Is forever the reigning King of love. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: You May Know Where to Find MeFirst Line: You may know where to find me when there's work to doTune Title: [You may know where to find me when there's work to do]Author: W. C. PooleDate: 1923Subject: Consecration | ; Service |