[Central's never "busy," always on the line]

[Central's never "busy," always on the line]

Composer: Frederick M. Lehman (1919)
Published in 17 hymnals

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Composer: Frederick M. Lehman

Frederick Martin Lehman, 1868-1953 Born: August 7, 1868, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany. Died: February 20, 1953, Pasadena, California. Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. Lehman emigrated to America with his family at age four, settling in Iowa, where he lived most of childhood. He came to Christ at age 11, as he relates: One glad morning about eleven o’clock while walking up the country lane, skirted by a wild crab-apple grove on the right and an osage fence, with an old white-elm gate in a gap at the left, suddenly Heaven let a cornucopia of glory descend on the eleven-year old lad. The wild crab-apple grove assumed a heavenly glow and the osage fence an unearthly lustre. That old white-elm gate with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Central's never "busy," always on the line]
Composer: Frederick M. Lehman (1919)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55351 16646 54424
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Royal Telephone

Central’s never “busy,” always on the line;
You may hear from heaven almost any time;
’Tis a royal service, free for one and all;
When you get in trouble, give this royal line a call.

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The Cyber Hymnal #5852
Text: The Royal Telephone
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Timeless Truths #25
Text: The Royal Telephone
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The Cyber Hymnal #5852


Timeless Truths #25

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