Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895)

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Jesus calls above the tumult
of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his voice re-echoes,
saying, ‘Christian, follow me!’

As of old apostles heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each rival that would claim 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 your mercies,
Saviour, make us hear your call,
give to you our heart’s obedience,
serve and love you best of all.