Jesus Is Calling for Thee

Representative Text

1 When, as of old, in her sadness,
Mary sat weeping alone,
Softly the voice of her sister
Whispered, “The Master has come.”
So, in the depths of thy sorrow,
Gall tho’ its fountain may be,
List, for there comes a whisper,
Jesus is calling for thee.

Calling, calling,
Jesus is calling for thee.
Calling, calling,
Jesus is calling for thee.

2 Oh, when thy pleasures are flowing,
Fading thy hope and thy trust,
When of the dearest earth treasures
Dust shall return unto dust:
Then, tho’ the world may invite thee,
Vain will its offering be,
List, for there cometh a whisper,
Jesus is calling for thee. [Chorus]

3 Down by the shore of death’s river,
Some time thy footsteps shall stray,
Where waits an angel to bear thee
Over to infinite day.
What then tho’ dark be his shadow,
If then his coming thou see,
Cometh there softly a whisper
Jesus is calling for thee. [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.) #96

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When as of old in her sadness
Title: Jesus Is Calling for Thee
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Calling for thee, Jesus is calling
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

Apostolic Songs #d113

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Gleanings of Sacred Song #37

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Gospel Praise Book #96

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Gospel Praise Book. #96

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Harvest Bells No. 1 #d99

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Harvest Bells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 #36

Heavenly Voices #d68

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d240

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d257

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Joyful Greeting #166

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Loving Voices #99

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National Tidings of Joy #62

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Pearly Gates #72

Peerless Hymns #d236

Sing the Gospel #d102

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Songs of Glory, No.2 #64

Songs of Gratitude #d152

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Songs of the Sun Bright Clime #42

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d137

The Gem of Gems #d174

The Gospel Awakening #58

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The Gospel in Song #33

The More Perfect Gospel Hymnal, a Revision of the Cross and Resurrection in Song #d312

Tidings of Joy #d64

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d240

Wreath of Praise #d132

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