Scripture Verse

Who is on the Lord’s side?@Exodus 32:26


Ada R. Gibbs

Words: Will­iam E. Pen­ney, in The Jew­eled Crown (New York: Asa Hull, 1891), num­ber 50, alt.

Music: So­no­ra Ada R. Gibbs (1864–1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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In these days when truth and error
Battle fiercely for the soul,
We should show our colors bravely:
Form in line and call the roll!


Who is in God’s mighty army?
Call the roll, call the roll!
Sound the signal; form in column:
Call the roll, call the roll!

In these days none can be neutral,
Each will yield to some control;
Zion needs to know her soldiers—
Halt the ranks, and call the roll!


Sound the bugle for the muster!
Summon every faithful soul!
Mighty is the coming conflict;
Ere it opens, call the roll!


On the march some souls have fallen,
And have crossed beyond the goal;
Some were faithless and deserted,
Who are left? now call the roll!


Promptly answer to the roll call,
Ye, His faithful soldiers all;
Underneath His conquering banner
Rally now, and call the roll!