Jesus is Tenderly Calling

Jesus is calling, tenderly calling, Sinner, thy Savior now pleads for thee

Author: John G. Foote
Tune: [Jesus is calling, tenderly calling]
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is calling, tenderly calling;
Sinner, thy Savior now pleads for thee,
Standing and knocking, anxiously waiting,
Longing to save thee and set thee free.

Refrain:
Jesus is calling, tenderly calling;
Sinner, He pleads—oh, hear His today!
Will you not heed His tender entreaties?
Why not receive Him, His voice obey?

2 Sinner, ‘tis Jesus, like the good shepherd,
Out on the desert to find his sheep;
When he hath found it, heaven rejoices—
Sinner thy Savior can save and keep. [Refrain]

3 Prodigal son, thy Father is waiting,
Anxious and longing, He will not spurn;
He will forgive thee, hasten to welcome—
Prodigal sinner, with joy return. [Refrain]

4 Chiefest of sinners Jesus will welcome,
“Be of good cheer,” He will say to thee;
He will remove your ev’ry transgression,
Blotting them out, and will set thee free. [Refrain]

Source: Best Hymns No. 4 #28

Author: John G. Foote

John, a minister, was the son of James Baldwin Foote and Mary E. Harper, and husband of Janet Ann Macindoe. He and his brother J. W. were evangelists based in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1890s. In their early years, they were associated with the Presbyterian church in Salina, Iowa. John’s obituary states he spent about 10 years in evangelistic work. (http://www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is calling, tenderly calling, Sinner, thy Savior now pleads for thee
Title: Jesus is Tenderly Calling
Author: John G. Foote
Refrain First Line: Jesus is calling, tenderly calling

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