He Calleth for Thee

He is calling thee, my brother, He is calling thee today

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [He is calling thee, my brother, He is calling thee today]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 He is calling thee, my brother, He is calling thee today,
Why from Him in cold and hunger wilt thou roam?
He so patiently entreateth thee no longer to delay,
For there's food and shelter waiting thee at home.

Chorus:
He is calling,
He is calling,
He is calling thee, my brother, to come home,
He is calling,
He is calling,
He is calling thee, my brother, to come home.

2 Now arise and say, "My Father, I have sinn'd and griev'd Thee sore,
I have spurned Thy loving favor many years;
Oh, have mercy, I beseech Thee, Thy forgiveness I implore;
With a pardon banish all my doubts and fears. [Chorus]

3 Ere thou reachest home He'll see thee and will hasten thee to greet,
With His arms outstretched to clasp thee to His breast;
He will gladly give thee welcome and with tenderness will meet;
Thou at home wilt be thy Father's favored guest. [Chorus]

4 He will spread for thee a banquet, all the saved will join the throng,
He will clothe thee in a robe of righteousness;
All the saints and angels gather round the throne will sing the song
Of redemption—and the Father's name will bless. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #151

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He is calling thee, my brother, He is calling thee today
Title: He Calleth for Thee
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is calling
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #68

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Crowning glory no. 2 #151

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Crowning Glory #36

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Golden Grain #64

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Soul Winning Songs #60

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #184

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d106

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d55

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