God's Call Is Best

The call of the road and the pastures so green

Author: Jessie Mae Norris
Tune: ST. MICHAELS (German)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 The call of the road and the pastures so green,
The call of the birds as they warble unseen,
The call of the wind as it sings through the trees—
God's call is supreme; so much greater than these.

2 The call of the brook as it murmurs a song,
The call of the river in rippling along,
The call of the ocean waves' restless white crest—
These calls are most precious, but God's call is best.

3 The rest of green pastures, the birds' songs, the breeze,
The calm of the brook on its way to the seas,
The strength of the ocean, and many things more
Are all in the blessing God's call holds in store.

4 Let's answer the call as we all want to do,
With hearts most courageous, with faith that is true;
We'll find at day's end a clam feeling of rest,
Assured by his Spirit that God's call is best.

Source: Children's Hymnal #225

Author: Jessie Mae Norris

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Text Information

First Line: The call of the road and the pastures so green
Title: God's Call Is Best
Author: Jessie Mae Norris



ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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Children's Hymnal #225

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