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Oh List to the Call!

O list to the call, He is yearning for thee

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Oh list to the call, He is yearning for thee]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh list to the call, He is yearning for thee,
Obey Him, and from all thy burdens be free;
He knows of thy cares, and His infinite love
Will tenderly lead thee to mansions above.

Chorus:
Oh list to the call,
He is pleading for all;
The Savior is near,
Then why should we fear,
Oh list to His call, for the Savior is near,
He gladly would heal thee, thy soul He will cheer.

2 Oh list to the call, He is pleading for you,
His love will prevail, and His promise is true;
He stands at the gate, there to welcome us all,
Oh list to His pleading, oh list to the call. [Chorus]

3 Oh list to the call, and in Jesus confide,
In faith, love and hope ever walk by His side;
Cling close to the Savior, He'll never forsake,
For all who will trust Him His love shall partake. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #174

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 list to the call, He is yearning for thee
Title: Oh List to the Call!
Author: Laura E. Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh list to the call
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Crowning Glory No. 1 #174

Heavenly Tidings #d68

Joy Bells of Heaven #d51

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Joyful Greeting #60

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d256

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Windows of Heaven #145

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