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Christ Is Calling

Wandering afar from home and God

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [Wanedring afar from home and God]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wan’dring afar from home and God,
Foll’wing the way the lost have trod,
Reck’ning the blood of Christ in vain,
Bearing the blight of sin and shame.

Christ is calling,
Hear His voice,
He stands pleading,
Wand’rer make Him now your choice.

2 Oft in the stillness I must hear
Accents of duty loud and clear;
What can it mean my soul to be
List’ning the while Christ talks with me. [Refrain]

3 Mountain-like sins before me rise,
Clouds hide away the sunlit skies;
Weary and worn my soul would rest,
Lovingly on my Saviour’s breast. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #6

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wandering afar from home and God
Title: Christ Is Calling
Author: George P. Hott
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ is calling, hear His voice
Copyright: Public Domain


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Crowning Day No. 5 #6

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