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The shepherd's call

Lo the shepherd calls his flock

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Lo, the Shepherd calls His flock]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lo, the Shepherd calls His flock
From a world of sin and danger;
Calls us, young and old, to His peaceful fold,
O hear His voice!
Lest in darkened paths we stray,
Let us heed His word today.

Come, come to Christ today, the Shepherd’s call obeying;
Seek, seek the better way, no more from Jesus straying;
O come! Know ye the Shepherd’s love;
To God be glory! To God be Glory!
Until we meet above.

2 Lo, the Shepherd guides His flock,
By the streams of living waters;
Through the darkened vale, love will never fail,
O hear His voice!
“Follow me,” we hear Him say;
Let us head His word today. [Refrain]

3 Lo, the Shepherd saves His flock,
He will gather them in glory;
Ev’ry danger past, we will meet at last,
O hear His voice!
Nevermore from Him to stray,
In that bright, eternal day. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #113

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: Lo the shepherd calls his flock
Title: The shepherd's call
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Come, come to Christ today



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Jubilate #113

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #237

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