O Master, when thou callest

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1 O Master, when Thou callest,
No voice may say Thee nay;
For blest are they that follow
Where Thou dost lead the way;
Om freshest prime of morning,
Or fullest glow of noon,
The note of heavenly warning
Can never come too soon.

2 O Master, where Thou callest,
No foot may shrink in fear;
For they who trust Thee wholly
Shall find Thee ever near
And chamber still and lonely,
Or busy harvest-field,
Where Thou, Lord, rulest only,
Shall precious produce yield.

3 O Master, when Thou callest,
No heart may dare refuse;
'Tis honour, highest honour,
When Thou dost deign to use
Our brightest and our fairest,
Our dearest--all are Thine;
Thou who for each one carest,
We hail Thy love's design.

4 They who go forth to serve Thee,
We too who serve at home,
May watch and pray together
Until Thy kingdom come;
In Thee for aye united,
Our song of hope we raise,
Till that blest shore is sighted
Where all shall turn to praise.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #284

Author: Sarah Geraldina Stock

Stock, Sarah Geraldina, born Dec. 27, 1838, has devoted much time to literature with special reference to Mission work and Sunday Schools. Her prose publications include Lessons on Israel in Egypt, &c, 1874; The Child's Life of our Lord, 1879; Bible Stories from the Old Testament, &c, 1882, and others. Her hymns in common use include:— 1. A debtor! For the love of God unbounded. Missions. Written for the Church Missionary Almanack, 1878, and also issued as a C. M. S. leaflet. 2. Behind and Before. Departure of Missionaries. Written for India's Women, and sung for the first time at the dismissal of Church of England Zenana missionaries, Sep. 30, 1887. Since issued as a C. M. S. leaflet. 3. Called to Thy service, Lord. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Master, when thou callest
Author: Sarah Geraldina Stock
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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