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270. Jesus Calls Us; o'er the Tumult

1 Jesus calls us; over 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,
"Christian, love Me more than these."

5 Jesus calls us; By Thy mercies,
Savior, make us 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
Title: Jesus Calls Us; o'er the Tumult
Author: Cecil F. Alexander (1852)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: St. Andrew
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: STUTTGART
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Key: G Major
Source: "Psalmodia Sacra," Gotha, 1715



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