Call them in! the poor, the wretched

Call them in! the poor, the wretched

Author: Anna Shipton
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1 Call them in! the poor, the wretched,
Sin-stained wanderers from the fold;
Peace and pardon freely offer!
Can you weigh their worth with gold?
Call them in! the weak, the weary,
Laden with the doom of sin;
Bid them come and rest in Jesus!
He is waiting: call them in!

2 Call them in! the Jew, the Gentile;
Bid the stranger to the feast!
Call them in! the rich, the noble,
From the highest to the least.
Forth the Father runs to meet them,
He hath all their sorrows seen;
Robe, and ring, and kiss of pardon,
Wait the lost ones: call them in!

3 Call them in! the broken-hearted,
Cowering 'neath the brand of shame;
Speak love's message low and tender!
'Twas for sinners Jesus came.
See the shadows lengthen round us,
Soon the day-dawn will begin;
Call them in! the lost and lonely;
Christ is coming: call them in!

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Anna Shipton

Shipton, Anna. Concerning this writer we can ascertain no details beyond the fact that she published:— (1) Whispers in the Palms. Hymns and Meditations. London, W. Yapp, 1855; second edition, augmented, 1857. (2) Precious Gems for the Saviour's Diadem, 1862. (3) The Brook in the Way; Original Hymns, 1864. (4) Tell Jesus: Recollections of E. Gosse. (5) The Cottage on The Hock, an Allegory. Also other smaller books. Her hymns in common use include:— i. From her Whispers in the Palms, 1855-57. 1. Down in the pleasant pastures. The Good Shepherd. 2. Father, My cup is full. Gethsemane. 3. How shall I praise Thee, O my God? Praise. 4. Jesus, Master, hear my cry. Blind Bartimaeus. ii. From her other Works. 5. Call them… Go to person page >

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First Line: Call them in! the poor, the wretched
Author: Anna Shipton
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English

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