Scripture Verse

On your feet! He’s calling you. Mark 10:49


Words: Lan­ta W. Smith, 1903.

Music: John S. Fea­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John S. Fearis


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!

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.


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.