A Call and Answer
Author: Richard S. Horne
Composer: Richard S. Horne
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Most common tunes for “A Call and Answer”
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Appearances of “A Call and Answer” over time
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Copyright status of original text
This text was first published in English, in 1877 or earlier.
Earliest source indexed at SingPraises.net: Sunday School Music Cards (1877–1879), Aug 1877.
English (Original Language)
1. Come, dear schoolmates, let us rally Round 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 portals Open widely to us all; Shall we gather round her standard? Shall we answer to her call? Shall we longer waste the moments That 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 at rapid pace.”
4. Then we’ll clasp our hands in friendship, And a mighty phalanx stand; Be impregnable to arrows Hurled 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.
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