Calling Now

This loving Savior Stands patiently

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

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Representative Text

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

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

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… 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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Calvary Songs #82a

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Gospel Songs #41

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Sacred Songs & Solos #118

Sacred Songs and Solos #118

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The Cyber Hymnal #729

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d319

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The Sunday School Hymnal #181

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The Sunday School Hymnal #182

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