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Hear the Savior sweetly saying

Hear the Savior sweetly saying

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [Hear the Savior sweetly saying] (Excell)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the Savior sweetly saying,
Call them in, make no delay;
Call them in, say all are welcome,
Bid them come to me today.

Refrain:
Call them in,
Bid them come,
Hear the Saviors sweetly saying,
“Call them in, oh, call them in!”

2 Hear Him say, let no one linger,
Call them in from out the cold,
Call them in, the little children,
Bid them come within the fold. [Refrain]

3 Call them in, I cannot leave them,
Call them in, I cannot go;
Oh, make haste, for souls are dying,
Snatch them from the brink of woe. [Refrain]

Source: The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #3

Author: Edwin O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the Savior sweetly saying
Author: Edwin O. Excell
Refrain First Line: Call them in, O call them in
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Echoes of Eden #d48

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d61

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The Great Awakening #3

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