Scripture Verse

The Master is come, and calleth for thee. John 11:28


Words: Charles Gee­sey, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 47.

Music: Brugge R. B. Ma­haf­fey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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We hear Thy ten­der, lov­ing voice,
Which saith Come un­to Me,
That I may all your bur­dens bear,
And let your souls be free.


Coming, bless­èd Je­sus,
Coming now to Thee;
Coming, yes, we’re com­ing,
Thro’ Thy grace so free.

We know we’ve wan­dered far away,
Upon for­bid­den ground,
But we re­joice, O bless­èd thought,
Thou may’st be al­ways found.


Oh, won­drous love! Oh, grace divine!
That saves us from the fall;
While mer­cy stands, with out­stretched hands,
We will ac­cept the call.