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171. 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 that voice still calls us,
saying, "Christian, follow me,"
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 Jesus' sake,
leaving all for Jesus' sake.

3 Jesus calls us from the worship
of the treasures we adore,
From each idol that would keep us,
saying, "Christian, love me more,"
saying, "Christian, love me more."

4 In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
Jesus calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christian, love me more than these,"
"Christian, love me more than these."

5 Jesus calls us! By your mercies,
Savior, may we hear your call,
Give our hearts to your obedience,
serve and love you best of all,
serve and love you best of all.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus calls us, o'er the tumult
Title: Jesus Calls Us, o'er the Tumult
Author: Cecil F. Alexander (1852, alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Biblical Names; Discipleship; Gospel Call and Response (4 more...)
Notes: Alternate setting: GALILEE
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANDREW
Composer: David Hurd (1980)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1983 by G.I.A. Publications, Inc.



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