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Calling the children

Jesus is calling the children today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus is calling the children today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is calling the children today;
Gentle and sweet is His voice;
Calling the children to walk in His way,
And in His blessings rejoice.

Calling the children, calling the children,
Calling the children today;
Jesus is calling the children,
To walk in love’s beautiful way.

2 Jesus is calling the children today;
Haste, while His arms open wide;
Trust in His grace, and His counsel obey,
Happy to dwell at His side. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is calling the children today;
Follow His footsteps of love;
So will He keep you from going astray,
Lead you to mansions above. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #118

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is calling the children today
Title: Calling the children
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home #19

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The Church School Hymnal #280

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Uplifting Songs #118

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