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Today the Savior Calls

Today the Savior calls! Ye wanderers come

Author: Samuel Francis Smith (1831)
Tune: [Today the Savior calls] (Mason)
Published in 525 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Today the Saviour calls:
Ye wand'rers, come;
O ye benighted souls,
Why longer roam?

2 Today the Saviour calls:
O listen now!
Within these sacred walls
To Jesus bow.

3 Today the Saviour calls:
For refuge fly;
The storm of justice falls,
And death is nigh.

4 The Spirit calls today:
Yield to his pow'r;
O grieve him not away;
'Tis mercy's hour.


Source: Trinity Hymnal #388

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Today the Savior calls! Ye wanderers come
Title: Today the Savior Calls
Author: Samuel Francis Smith (1831)
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Baptist Hymnal #280


The Cyber Hymnal #6848

The Sacred Harp #213b

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