258. Jesus Calls Us

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 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."

3 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."

4 Jesus calls us; by thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus calls us: o'er the tumult
Title: Jesus Calls Us
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1852)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Call and Response
Tune Information
Name: SUSSEX
Adapter: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Key: G Major
Copyright: Coll., adapt., and arr. from the English Hymnal; used by permission of Oxford University Press



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