Jesus calls me, I am going

Jesus calls me, I am going

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus calls me; I am going
Where He opens up my way,
To the toiling of His vineyard,
Shrinking not a single day.
Friends may shun me, toils await me,
Crucifixion be my lot;
But I’ve chosen Christ my Saviour,
I am going, call me not.

2 Jesus calls me; I am going
To the life he wills for me;
This poor world can’t fill the aching
Of my heart, or set it free.
O, what anxious, bitter sorrow
Does the world give with its strife;
But with Jesus,—O what glory!
Ending in eternal life.

3 Jesus calls me; I am going
To the washing of his blood,—
Healing now, and purifying
All who test the crimson flood;
Flesh may cry, now now,—tomorrow,—
Idols rise with wonted power;
Jesus, help me, come and help me!
Jesus take me hour by hour.

4 Jesus calls me; I am going
To the mansions all prepared,
These for thee, for all, says Jesus,
Who my pow’r hath here declared;
Knowing this complete Salvation,—
This that saves from inbred sin,
Why not tell to all around me,
Jesus can make wholly clean?

5 Jesus calls me; I am going;—
O that all would test with me,
All the power of Christ’s Salvation,
For the fountain’s full and free.
Test the grace so freely offered,
Know the worth of Christ within;
Rise and share the bliss transcendent—
Freedom from the power of sin.

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #39

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus calls me, I am going
Author: Lewis Hartsough
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Beulah Songs #39

Faith Hymns #d67

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #179

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Free Methodist Hymnal #398

Revival Hymns #d85

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Salvation Army Songs #446

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d89

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d86

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #838

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The Revivalist #12

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d370

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #398

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