463. Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult

1 Jesus calls us o'er the tumult
Of our life's wild, restless sea;
Day by day his voice invites us,
Saying, "Christian, follow me!"

2 As the first disciples heard it
By the Galilean lake,
Turned from home and toil and kindred,
Leaving all for his dear sake.

3 Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world's golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, "Christian, love me more."

4 In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christian, love me more than these."

5 Jesus calls us! In your mercy,
Savior, help us hear your call;
Give our hearts to your obedience,
Serve and love you best of all!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus calls us o'er the tumult
Title: Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult
Author: Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-95 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Commitment
Tune Information
Composer: Christian F. Witt, 1660-1776 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major

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