Jesus Now Is Calling

The Savior comes to thee today

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [The Savior comes to thee today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Saviour comes to thee today;
Jesus now is calling;
O turn him not in grief away,
Jesus calls thee now.

Jesus now is calling, is calling, is calling,
Jesus is calling, open thy heart’s door wide and let him in.

2 He patiently is waiting there,
Jesus now is calling;
And longs to hear thy humble pray’r,
Jesus calls thee now. [Refrain]

3 His love has sought thy wand’ring feet,
Jesus now is calling;
He calls in accent soft and sweet,
Jesus calls me now. [Refrain]

4 He stands and knocks and bids thee rise,
Jesus now is calling;
O do not still his call despise,
Jesus calls thee now. [Refrain]

5 He comes to bid thy struggles cease,
Jesus now is calling;
He comes to give thee joy and peace,
Jesus calls me now. [Refrain]

6 He longs to be thy constant Guest,
Jesus now is calling;
And guide thee on to home, and rest,
Jesus calls thee now. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #68

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior comes to thee today
Title: Jesus Now Is Calling
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is calling
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain



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Precious Hymns No. 2 #135

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d202

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The Old Story in Song #68

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