A Call for Courage

By Lawrence Cummins

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    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 by Eldon K. Linschoten

    Painting by Arnold Friberg