Jesus Calls

Jesus calls us, and He gently giveth His beloved sleep

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Jesus calls us, and he gently] (Bowdish)
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus calls us, and He gently giveth His beloved sleep
Title: Jesus Calls
Author: Laura E. Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall meet beyond the river
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d79

Joy, for use in Sunday School and Gospel Meetings #d42

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The Seed Sower #134

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