He is calling

O the Master to our hearts is calling

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O the Master to our hearts is calling]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O the Master to our hearts is calling,
He is calling, gently calling;
Hear His voice in tender accents falling,
As we listen to His holy Word;
He is calling us to lives of joy and beauty,
While in rev’rence, at His mercy-seat we bow,
Love will sweetly hallow ev’ry duty;
He is calling, calling, calling now.

Refrain:
Listen to our Friend and Saviour,
Calling, calling;
Trusting in His gracious favor,
Listen to Him calling now.

2 To a service full of peace and gladness,
He is calling, gently calling;
Bear the gospel cheer to those in sadness,
Tell the wondrous message we have heard;
Let us enter on this high and holy mission;
If we seek to please Him, He will teach us how;
Blessed aim, inspiring grand ambition;
He is calling, calling, calling now. [Refrain]

3 O the Master to our hearts is calling,
He is calling, gently calling;
And His goodness is our souls enthralling,
Learning wisdom from His holy Word;
In His steps of mercy, ever pressing onward,
With abounding grace, His children He’ll endow;
Unto others, we shall bring a blessing;
He is calling, calling, calling now. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #149

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: O the Master to our hearts is calling
Title: He is calling
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Listen to our Friend and Savior
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