Jesus Is Pleading

Gently the voice of the Savior is pleading

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Gently the voice of the Savior is pleading]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gently the voice of the Savior is pleading,
Tenderly pleading, my brother, with thee,
Leave thou the world with its grandeur and glory,
Take up thy cross and come follow thou me.

Chorus:
List to the voice that so sweetly is pleading,
Looking beyond all earth’s trials and pain,
Take up thy cross and go follow the Savior,
Serving him truly from day unto day.

2 Take up thy cross and go forward rejoicing,
Looking beyond all earth’s trials and pain,
Unto the light of the homeland so blessed,
Where thou if faithful with Jesus shalt reign. [Chorus]

3 Take up thy cross tho’ so heavy it seemeth,
Tho’ in thy weakness it boweth thee down,
Christ is beside thee to strengthen and cheer thee,
Over it streameth the light of a crown. [Chorus]

4 Take up thy cross now and follow thy Savior,
Gladly and cheerfully day after day,
Fear not to follow where’er he may lead thee,
He will be with thee thro’ all of the way. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #190

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™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gently the voice of the Savior is pleading
Title: Jesus Is Pleading
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: List to the voice that so sweetly is pleading
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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