1 Jesus calls you to His kingdom;
Hear ye not His gracious voice?
Come ye all, and make His service
Now in early life your choice!
Come to Jesus! Come to Jesus!
He is calling, calling you!
In the early years of childhood
Even you have work to do!
2 When the tender buds of springtime
Burst into the flow’rs of June,
When the birds make vale and forest
With their songs of joy attune. [Refrain]
3 While the grace of life is o’er you
Like a mantle pure and fair,
While its innocence and beauty
Shut away a world of care. [Refrain]
4 To His kingdom, high and holy,
To His Church divine and true,
He is calling all the children,
He is calling even you. [Refrain]
Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #67