Jesus tenderly calls

Why do you wander in darkness away

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Why do you wander in darkness away]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Why do you wander in darkness away?
Jesus tenderly calls you;
Mercy he offers, why longer delay?
Jesus tenderly calls.

Seek ye the Lord,
While he may be found;
Call ye upon him,
While he is near.

2 Come, from the fetters of evil be free,
Jesus tenderly calls you;
Come, for the Master is seeking for thee,
Jesus tenderly calls. [Refrain]

3 Come, and for pardon and cleansing believe,
Jesus tenderly calls you;
Give him the service he waits to receive,
Jesus tenderly calls. [Refrain]

4 Come, and receive of his riches untold,
Jesus tenderly calls you;
Come, for his love is more precious than gold,
Jesus tenderly calls. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #11

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: Why do you wander in darkness away
Title: Jesus tenderly calls
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found
Copyright: Public Domain


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