Jesus Now Is Calling

Come, ye weary and oppressed, Jesus [now] is calling

Author: R. E. Hudson
Tune: [Come, ye weary and oppressed]
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, ye weary and oppressed,
Jesus now is calling you;
Come to him, he’ll give you rest—
Still he bids you come.

Refrain:
Jesus now is calling, calling, calling,
Jesus now is calling you—
Calling you to come.

2 Tho’ your sins like mountains rise,
Jesus now is calling you;
He has made the sacrifice—
Still he bids you come. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ your sins like scarlet be,
Jesus now is calling you;
From your sins he’ll set you free—
Still he bids you come. [Refrain]

4 Come, ye wand’rers from the fold,
Jesus now is calling you;
Oh, his love can ne’er be told! —
Still he bids you come. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #159

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye weary and oppressed, Jesus [now] is calling
Title: Jesus Now Is Calling
Author: R. E. Hudson
Refrain First Line: Jesus now is calling
Publication Date: 1882
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

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Christian Hymns III #d55

Glad Hallelujahs #d27

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #99

Light and Life Songs No. 4 #157

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 #220

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Quartette #109

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Sacred Trio #456

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Showers of Blessing #159

Songs for the Ransomed; for Sunday Schools and Gospel Work #d30

The Chord #d16

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The Sacred Trio #456

Three Hundred Country Chapel Songs and Hymns #d29

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