Scripture Verse

Call, and I will answer. Job 13:22

Introduction

Words: Sal­lie K. Best, in In­spir­ing Songs, by George J. Mey­er, Tho­ro Har­ris & Les­ter Price (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1906), num­ber 1.

Music: Tho­ro Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Best (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Thoro Harris
1874–1955

Lyrics

When Jesus calls me, I will go;
I will! I will!
When it is best to answer No,
I will! I will!
I’ll shun temptation’s pathway wide,
And journey by my Savior’s side,
And in His peace and love abide.
I will! I will!

When Jesus says, Rejoice and sing,
I will! I will!
A song of praise and love I’ll bring,
I will! I will!
A song of joy for triumphs won,
A song of rest when toil is done;
If I may cheer some lonely one,
I will! I will!

I’ll answer when I hear His call,
I will! I will!
Should He command, Give me thine all,
I will! I will!
Whene’er for Christ I need to fight,
With gleaming sword and armor bright,
I’ll bravely battle for the right,
I will! I will!

When in the conflict I should stay,
I will! I will!
I’ll ask for wisdom every day;
I will! I will!
We cannot know till we begin
How hard it is to conquer sin;
But by and by a crown I’ll win;
I will! I will!