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Hear Ye Him

While the Shepherd is calling

Author: Stella May Thompson (1913)
Tune: [While the Shepherd is calling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 While the Shepherd is calling,
O Lamb gone astray,
To the sheltering fold return;
Hear ye Him, and the wonderful summons obey,
Nor the joy of salvation spurn!

Hear ye Him, hear ye Him,
He is calling you, wayward one;
Hear ye Him, hear ye Him,
Christ, the Father’s belovèd Son.

2 "Hear ye Him,: is the Father’s entreaty divine,
To each pilgrim who journeys here;
O believe His sweet message, sin’s folly resign,
And accept Him with love sincere! [Refrain]

3 He is bidding you now to the harvest so white,
There to gather the fallen grain;
Hear ye Him, and with reapers of courage unite,
And bright sheaves for His kingdom gain. [Refrain]

4 When the tempest is raging and dark is the night,
Still the Savior is kindly near;
Hear ye Him, as He murmurs, Fear not, I’m the light,
And to safety your bark will steer. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11808

Author: Stella May Thompson

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Text Information

First Line: While the Shepherd is calling
Title: Hear Ye Him
Author: Stella May Thompson (1913)
Source: New Songs of Praise by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, NC: Teachers' Music Publishing Company, 1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear ye Him, hear ye Him
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11808
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The Cyber Hymnal #11808

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