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 thine 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:||John 1:40; Mark 1:16-18; Matthew 4:18-20; John 21:15|
|Topic:||Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Call and Response|
|Adapter:||R. Vaughan Williams (1906)|
|Copyright:||Coll., adapt., and arr. from the English Hymnal; used by permission of Oxford University Press|