Lord Jesus is calling to all who will hearAuthor: Vernon Luchies (1974)
Published in 1 hymnal
Audio files: MIDI
|First Line:||Lord Jesus is calling to all who will hear|
|Title:||Lord Jesus Is Calling to All Who Will Hear|
|Author:||Vernon Luchies (1974)|
|Copyright:||Text © 1974, CRC Publications|
st. 1 = Rev. 22:17
st. 2 = John 4: 14; 7:37
st. 3 = John 16:33
Vernon Luchies (b. Fremont, MI, 1927) wrote this text during his years as an inner-city pastor in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1969 - 1978). Written to complement a sermon on the Holy Spirit, the hymn was intended to be sung at the conclusion of worship. "Lord Jesus Is Calling" was first published in the Psalter Hymnal Supplement of 1974.
This invitation hymn (see also 534 and 535) uses the "living water" image from Christ's words in John 4:10-13 and 7:37-39. The text makes clear that this "water" is a metaphor for the Holy Spirit, who instills joy in the hearts of believers and enables them to witness to others about salvation in Christ.
Educated at Calvin College and Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Luchies also served other congregations in Iowa, South Dakota, British Columbia, New York, and Kentucky before retiring in 1989. Luchies has had several hymns published and has written many articles for periodicals and newspapers.
As an invitation hymn during evangelistic services or for regular Sunday worship; Pentecost season.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #536||Lord Jesus Is Calling to All Who Will Hear||Lord Jesus is calling to all who will hear||RADWELL||Vernon Luchies||11 11 11 11||John 4:14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 22:17; Revelation 22; Revelation 7:17||1987||Cross of Christ | ; Invitation | ; Church and Mission | ; Holy Spirit | ; Lord's Supper | ; Missions ||