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“Samuel! Samuel!” is what he heard.
“Speak, Lord! I’m listening for your word!”
“Samuel! Samuel! This I’ll do!
Couldn’t tell Eli so I'm telling you!"
Samuel was a fine young lad
When he went to help in the Tent of the Lord.
One night he was there all fast asleep
When he heard a call and went to the priest.
“It wasn’t me,” old Eli said,
“I didn’t call. Go back to bed.”
Twice more he woke. Then Eli knew -
“It is the Lord who’s calling you!”
Eli the priest was very old,
And his sons did things that displeased the Lord.
“Now stop it, my sons,” the old man said.
But they kept on doing the things that were bad.
They just despised the things of the Lord,
And a prophet told Eli, so he was warned.
So now the boy Samuel listened too
And learnt that God is always true.
From Sing Along, Moses! Songs for Children © Peter J. Blackburn, 1979, 1993 ISBN 0 9589794 2 1
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