Call Them In!

Call them in! the poor, the wretched

Author: Anna Shipton
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1 Call them in! the poor, the wretched,
Sin-stained wanderers from the fold;
Peace and pardon freely offer!
Can you weigh their worth with gold?
Call them in! the weak, the weary,
Laden with the doom of sin;
Bid them come and rest in Jesus!
He is waiting: call them in!

2 Call them in! the Jew, the Gentile;
Bid the stranger to the feast!
Call them in! the rich, the noble,
From the highest to the least.
Forth the Father runs to meet them,
He hath all their sorrows seen;
Robe, and ring, and kiss of pardon,
Wait the lost ones: call them in!

3 Call them in! the broken-hearted,
Cowering 'neath the brand of shame;
Speak love's message low and tender!
'Twas for sinners Jesus came.
See the shadows lengthen round us,
Soon the day-dawn will begin;
Call them in! the lost and lonely;
Christ is coming: call them in!

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Anna Shipton

Anna Savage Shipton United Kingdom 1815-1901. Born at Evesham, Wychavon, Worcester, England, she was the daughter of Evesham solicitor, Edward Savage. She inherited land from her father when he died in 1839 (her mother had died in 1817, and her brother had emigrated to Australia), and rented out some of the land. She married Joseph Shipton in 1848, but separated in 1852, allegedly due to his infidelity. Her estranged husband died in 1860. She traveled extensively and continued writing poetry and essays. She wrote 20+ religious books, and many leaflets, mostly religious. Among her books the following: a hymns and meditations book entitled, “Whispers in the palms. Hymns and meditations” (1855); Precious gems for the Savior’s di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Call them in! the poor, the wretched
Title: Call Them In!
Author: Anna Shipton
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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