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Calling Now

This loving Savior Stands patiently

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [This loving Savior]
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 This loving Saviour
Stands patiently;
Tho' oft rejected,
Calls again for thee.

Refrain:
Calling now for thee, prodigal,
Calling now for thee;
Thou hast wandered far away,
But he's calling now for thee.

2 Oh, boundless mercy,
Free, free to all!
Stay, child of error,
Heed the tender call. [Refrain]

3 Tho' all unworthy,
Come, now, come home—
Say, while he's waiting,
"Jesus, dear, I come." [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #82a

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This loving Savior Stands patiently
Title: Calling Now
Author: P. P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Calling now for thee, prodigal

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #729
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