Israel, Israel, God is calling

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1 Israel, Israel, God is calling,
Calling thee from lands of woe;
Babylon the great is falling;
God shall all her tower o'erthrow.
Come to Zion, Come to Zion,
Ere his floods of anger flow,
Ere his floods of anger flow.

2 Israel, Israel, God is speaking;
Hear your great deliverer's voice!
Now a glorious morn is breaking
For the people of his choice.
Come to Zion, Come to Zion,
And within her walls rejoice,
And within her walls rejoice.

3 Israel, angels are descending
From celestial worlds on high,
And toward man their powers extending,
That the saints may homeward fly.
Come to Zion, Come to Zion,
For your coming Lord is nigh,
For your coming Lord is nigh.

4 Israel, Israel, canst thou linger
Still in error's gloomy ways?
Mark how judgment's pointing finger
Justifies no vain delays.
Come to Zion, Come to Zion;
Zion's walls shall ring with praise;
Zion's walls shall ring with praise.



Source: The Hymnal #214

Author: Richard Smyth

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First Line: Israel, Israel, God is calling
Author: Richard Smyth
Language: English

Tune

CWM RHONDDA

The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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CONVERSE

CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." Born in Warren, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1832, Char…

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