Come, He Is Calling

Come unto me, the Savior's voice is calling

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: ["Come unto me," the Savior's voice is calling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Come unto me,” the Savior’s voice is calling,
Sweetly across the wilderness of sin,
Come weary wand’rers, home and shelter seeking,
Wide is love’s fold, O come and enter in.

Come unto me, for all is room and welcome,
Come unto me, ye troubled, sin distressed,
Come unto me, no more in desert’s straying,
Come unto me and I will give you rest.

2 “Come unto me,” the tender call is ringing,
Sweetly and clearly down the tide of years,
Home, love and shelter, rest and peace are waiting,
Gladness and joy beyond earth’s heart-sick tears. [Chorus]

3 “Come unto me,” O blessed invitation,
Here find a balm for ev’ry grief and ill,
Healing and cleansing for earth’s wounds and sin stains,
For you the fold of love is open still. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #36

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, the Savior's voice is calling
Title: Come, He Is Calling
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come unto me, for all is room and welcome
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs for Work and Worship #36

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