76. God Calling Yet

1 God calling yet! -- shall I not hear?
Earth's pleasures shall I still hold dear?
Shall life's swift passing years all fly,
And still my soul in slumber lie?

2 God calling yet! -- shall I not rise?
Can I His loving voice despise,
And basely His kind care repay?
He calls me still; can I delay?

3 God calling yet! -- and shall He knock,
And I my heart the closer lock?
He still is waiting to receive,
And shall I dare His Spirit grieve?

4 God calling yet! - and shall I give
No heed, but still in bondage live?
I wait, but He does not forsake;
He calls me still; -- my heart, awake!

5 Ah, yield Him all; in Him confide;
Where but with Him doth peace abide?
Break loose, let earthly bonds be riv'n,
And let the spirit rise to heav'n!


Text Information
First Line: God calling yet! - shall I not hear?
Title: God Calling Yet
Original Language: German
Translator: Sarah Borthwick Findlater (1855, a.)
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen, d. 1769
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Penitence
Tune Information
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major
Source: Arranged from the First Gregorian Tone

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