591. 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 As, of old, apostles 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, 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 F. Alexander (1852; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Scripture: Matthew 4:19-20; Luke 14:33
Topic: The Christian Life: Christian Service; Calling; Love: For Christ of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GALILEE
Composer: William H. Jude (1887)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Key: A♭ Major



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