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A Call and Answer

Come, dear schoolmates, let us rally

Original language: English

Words: R. S. Horne
Music: R. S. Horne

Transcribed by Samuel Bradshaw from public domain sources, unless otherwise noted.

Come dear schoolmates, let us rally
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1. Come dear schoolmates, let us rallyRound the educator’s stand,Where true wisdom’s ever sounding,And with truth goes hand in hand.Let us seek for all true knowledge,And from ignorance get free,And, with joyous, gladsome voices,Hail the dawn of victory.
2. Education throws her portalsOpen widely to us all;Shall we gather round her standard?Shall we answer to her call?Shall we longer waste the momentsThat to us are kindly giv’n?Shall we, by the pow’r of error,Into darkest night be driv’n?
3. Hark! I hear an eager answer:“Yes, dear friends we’ll join with you,We will aid you in the battle,Struggle manfully and true.Darkness, ignorance shall vanish,Light and knowledge take their place;And improvement be our motto,We’ll advance with rapid pace.”
4. Then we’ll clasp our hands in friendship,And a mighty phalanx stand;Be impregnable to arrowsHurled by superstition’s hand.Now the field has opened widely,There is room enough for all;Rally, then, and join our army;Answer education’s call!

A Call and Answer
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1. Come, dear schoolmates, let us rallyRound the educator’s stand,Where true wisdom’s ever sounding,And with truth goes hand in hand.Let us seek for all true knowledge,And from ignorance get free,And with joyous, gladsome voicesHail the dawn of victory.
2. Education throws her portalsOpen widely to us all;Shall we gather round her standard?Shall we answer to her call?Shall we longer waste the momentsThat to us are kindly giv’n?Shall we by the pow’r of errorInto darkest night be driv’n?
3. Hark! I hear an eager answer:“Yes, dear friends, we’ll join with you,We will aid you in the battle,Struggle manfully and true;Darkness, ignorance shall vanish,Light and knowledge take their place;And improvement be our motto,We’ll advance at rapid pace.”
4. Then we’ll clasp our hands in friendship,And a mighty phalanx stand;Be impregnable to arrowsHurled by Superstition’s hand.Now the field has opened widely,There is room enough for all;Rally, then, and join our army,Answer Education’s call.

These charts show information about the frequency and use of this song in English LDS hymnbooks. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in, so other percentages may be skewed.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

A Call and Answer

, 40

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call and Answer

, 40

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call, and Answer

, Aug 1877

Arr.: William G. Bickley

About the tune composer

R. S. Horne

A Call and Answer

, 152

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call and Answer

, 152

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call and Answer

, 152

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call and Answer

, 152

Arr.: William G. Bickley

A Call and Answer

, 152

Arr.: William G. Bickley

About the tune composer

None

A call and answer

, 124

Come dear schoolmates, let us rally

, 193

About the tune composer

None