Spirits call us, o'er the tumult

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1 Spirits call us; o’er the tumult,
Of our life’s wild restless sea,
Day and night these message bearers,
Send the tidings “we’re with Thee.”

2 As of old the prophets heard them,
By the Galilean lake;
So in homes, and halls, and temples,
Still they come for our dear sake.

3 Spirits call us; for they love us,
Angels, help us hear the call!
Send we back affection’s message,
WE love angels, love them all.

4 Angels call us from our troubles,
Therefore earth has lost its gloom;
Even death is shorn of power,
There is light within the tomb.

Source: Songs of Summerland #34

Author: G. Tabor Thompson

Thompson, G. Tabor. (19th century). Little information has been available on this author, except that he succeeded J.H. Burke as song leader under A.B. Simpson at the New York Gospel Tabernacle about 1890. --Paul Milburn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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Author: G. Tabor Thompson

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Songs of Summerland #34

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