143. 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 sweet voice soundeth,
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,
"That we love Him more than these."

5 Jesus calls us: by Thy mercies,
Saviour, may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult
Author: C. F. Alexander
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Other Feasts and Fasts: St. Andrew; Christ's Call; Lay Helpers (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: GALILEE
Composer: W. H. Jude
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Key: B♭ Major



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