A Call for Courage

I listened to my teacher’s voice
Each week in Primary,
Yet seldom stopped to think that she
Was talking right to me.
Then something happened when I heard
About Samuel on the wall;
It touched my heart how brave he was—
A prophet answering a call.
The message that he came to give
Was from the Lord Himself.
But the evildoers stopped their ears;
Their concern was more for pelf.
A time will come when I will preach
The truth of God’s holy word.
I pray that I—like Samuel of old—
Will have courage to be heard.

[photo] Photo by Eldon K. Linschoten

[illustration] Painting by Arnold Friberg