Tenderly Calling

Turn thee, O lost one, care-worn and weary

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Turn thee, O lost one, care-worn and weary]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Turn thee, O lost one, care-worn and weary,
Lo! The Good Shepherd is pleading today;
Seeking to save thee waiting to cleanse thee:
Haste to receive Him— no longer delay.

Tenderly calling, patiently pleading,
Hear the Good Shepherd calling to thee;
Tenderly pleading, patiently calling,
Lovingly saying, “Come unto Me!”

2 Still He is waiting: why wilt thou perish?
Tho’ thou hast wandered so far from the fold—
Yet with His life-blood He has redeem’d thee.
Wondrous compassion that cannot be told! [Refrain]

3 List to His message, think of His mercy!
Sinless, yet bearing thy sins on the tree;
Perfect remission, life everlasting,
Thro’ His atonement He offers to thee. [Refrain]

4 Come in the old way, come in the true way,
Enter through Jesus, for He is the Door;
He is the Shepherd, tenderly calling.
Come in thy weakness and wander no more. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #66

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Turn thee, O lost one, care-worn and weary
Title: Tenderly Calling
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Tenderly calling, patiently calling



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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6: Canadian ed. (words only) #66Page Scan
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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #303Page Scan
Heart Praise #d201
Winnowed Songs for Sunday Schools #64Page Scan
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