The Savior's Call

'Tis Jesus calls, come unto me

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [Tis Jesus calls, "Come unto me"]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis Jesus calls, “Come unto me,”
Thou weary one, when sins distress;
At morn and eve bend thou the knee,
And freely all thy guilt confess.

‘Tis Jesus calls, that voice so sweet,
Invites thee all thy grief to lay
Down at the cross, His love entreat,
And learn of Him, the Living Way.

2 ‘Tis Jesus calls, “Come unto me,”
His voice oft whispers in thy ear;
Though heavy-laden, “Come to me,”
And cast thy ev’ry care. [Chorus]

3 ‘Tis Jesus calls; though racked with pain,
He’ll soothe thy anguish, give thee peace;
Thou’lt seek all other helps in vain;
The gospel only can release. [Chorus]

4 ‘Tis Jesus calls! O, now be wise,
Relent, O heart of stone, relent!
Accept the offered sacrifice,
And of thy sins at once repent. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #172

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis Jesus calls, come unto me
Title: The Savior's Call
Author: R. G. Staples



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d131

The Gem of Gems #d156

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