Advent Hymnals

587. THE TEMPERANCE CALL

Christ in Song,

1.
Hear the temp'rance call,
Freemen one and all,
Hear your country's  earnest cry;
See your native land
Life her beck'ning hand;
Sons of freedom, come ye nigh.

Chorus:
Starve the monster from our shore,
Let his cruel reign be o'er;
Starve the monster from our shore,
Let his cruel reign be o'er.

2.
Leave the shop and farm,
Leave your bright hearths warm;
Work and pray the lost to save;
Let your leaders be 
True and noble, free,
Fearless, temp'rate, good, and grave.  [Chorus]

3.
Hail!  our Fatherland,
Here thy children stand,
All resolv'd, united, true;
In the temp'rance cause 
Ne'er to faint or pause!
This our purpose is, and vow.  [Chorus]

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Title The Temperance Call
Key C Major
Titles Starve the monster from our shore,
First Line Hear the temp'rance call
Author Anon.
Year 1908
Composer Franz Abt
Hymnal -
Tune Hear the temp'rance call
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Special Occasions: Temperance; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
Texts 1 Corinthians 9:25
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