1 Don’t you hear the Savior calling
In those tones so matchless sweet?
Don’t you hear Him calling you from sin away?
Can’t you catch the tender pleading
AS He bids you to His feet,
There to learn love’s sweetest lesson for each day?
Heed His tender voice;
Make today the choice,
Sweeter than before;
Now in loving, tender tones
He calls once more.
2 Don’t you hear the Savior calling?
How He loves each wand’ring child;
What rejoicing when He sees one coming home!
Not a night was e’er sop cheerless,
Nor a storm has raged so wild
To restrain Him in His search for those who roam. [Chorus]
3 Don’t you hear the Savior calling,
He may never call again;
It is now He bids you turn to Him and live;
For His ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all His paths are peace;
‘Tis a life of joy and happiness He’ll give. [Chorus]
John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >