636. Ye Who Called, Ye Who Called

1 Ye who called, ye who called
to Christ’s service are,
join together, join together,
both in work and prayer;
venture all on him, our Lord,
who assures us in his word,
we are always, we are always
objects of his care.

2 Showers of blessing, showers of blessing
from the Lord proceed,
strength supplying, strength supplying
in the time of need;
for no servant of our King
ever lacked for anything.
He will never, he will never
break the bruised reed.

3 Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
on each land and place,
where your servants, where your servants
preach the word of grace;
life and pow'r on them bestow,
them with needful strength endow,
that with boldness, that with boldness
they may you confess.

4 May we faithful, may we faithful
in our service be,
truly careful, truly careful
in our ministry;
keep us to your church fast bound,
in the faith preserve us sound,
often weeping, often weeping
grateful tears of joy.

Text Information
First Line: Ye who called, ye who called
Title: Ye Who Called, Ye Who Called
Author: Ludolph Ernst Schlicht, 1714-1769 (alt.)
Author: John Gambold, 1711-1771 (alt.)
Meter: Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Ministry and Christian Vocation; Christian Service; Commitment (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Georg Hille, 1714-1769
Meter: Iambic
Key: F Major
Source: Johann Daniel Grimm Choralbuch (1755); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784), alt.
Notes: 56 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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