Jesus calls

O hear Him, tenderly He calls

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Oh, hear Him! tenderly He calls]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, hear him! tenderly he calls;
Then hasten, and his word obey;
If thou wilt make him now thy choice,
Thou ever shalt rejoice.

Oh, come to him now,
He's with you today;
While Jesus calls,
His gentle voice obey.

2 Your sins the Saviour would forgive;
To you he calls, "My child, come home!"
Look unto Jesus, look and live;
From Christ no longer roam. [Chorus]

3 Oh, let the Master in today;
He knocks, who's often knock'd before:
Accept your Saviour while you may,
And joy forevermore. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #10

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O hear Him, tenderly He calls
Title: Jesus calls
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: O come to Him now


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