Scripture Verse

Come follow Me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19

Introduction

Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, in Hymns for Pub­lic Wor­ship, by the So­ci­ety for the Pro­pa­ga­tion of Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1852.

Music: Ga­li­lee (Jude) Will­iam H. Jude, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Cecil F. Alexander (1818–1895)

Lyrics

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A Great Multitude of Fishes
William Brassey Hole (1846–1917)

Jesus calls us over the tu­mult
Of our life’s wild, rest­less, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice sound­eth,
Saying, Chris­tian, fol­low Me!

As of old Saint An­drew heard it
By the Ga­li­le­an lake,
Turned from home and toil and kin­dred,
Leaving all for Je­sus’ sake.

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!

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!

Jesus calls us! By Thy mer­cies,
Savior may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obe­di­ence,
Serve and love Thee best of all.