Jesus, the loving Shepherd, calleth thee now

Jesus, the loving Shepherd, calleth thee now

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: LOVINGLY, TENDERLY CALLING
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Calleth thee now to come
Into the fold of safety,
Where there is rest and room;
Come in the strength of manhood,
Come in the morn of youth,
Enter the fold of safety,
Enter the way of truth.

Refrain:
Lovingly, tenderly calling is he,
“Wanderer, wanderer, come unto me;”
Patiently waiting, there standing I see
Jesus, my Shepherd divine.

2 Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Gave his dear life for thee;
Tenderly now he’s calling,
“Wanderer, come to me:”
Haste! for without is danger,
“Come,” cries the Shepherd blest;
Enter the fold of safety,
Enter the place of rest. [Refrain]

3 Lingering is but folly,
Wolves are abroad today,
Seeking the sheep who’re straying,
Seeking the lambs to slay;
Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Calleth thee now to come;
Enter the fold of safety,
Where there is rest and room. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #112

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, the loving Shepherd, calleth thee now
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Lovingly, tenderly calling

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