509. Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult

1 Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea,
day by day his voice is sounding,
saying, 'Christian, follow me'.

2 As, of old, Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

3 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'.

4 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.'

5 Jesus calls us! By your mercy,
Saviour, make us hear your call,
give our hearts to your obedience,
serve and love you best of all.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895) (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Discipleship; St. Andrew
Tune Information
Composer: Edward Henry Thorne (1834-1916)
Meter: 87 87
Key: C Major

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