1 Jesus calls us: o'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth
saying, "Christian, follow me."
2 Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, "Christian, love me more."
3 In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christian, love me more than these."
4 Jesus calls us: by thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thy obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.
|First Line:||Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult|
|Title:||Jesus Calls Us|
|Author:||Cecil Frances Alexander (1852)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 4:18-20; Matthew 10:37-38; Matthew 16:24; Mark 1:16-18; Luke 5:32; Luke 9:57-62; John 10:3-5; John 10:27; John 12:26; John 21:15-17; Romans 12:1; 2 Timothy 1:9|
|Topic:||Christian Life; Discipleship and Mission; Invitation(2 more...)|
Like many hymns that adults have come to cherish, this text based on Jesus’ calling of the disciple Andrew was written for a 19th-century collection of hymns for children. The popular tune used here was composed for these words more than a quarter of a century later.
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