Come follow Me.@Matthew 4:19
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

William C. Poole, 1914.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as H. A. Henry, Gabriel’s pseudonym.

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The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew
Ducciodi Buoninsegna

The call of the Christ rings out today,
Who will make reply?
For labor, or service, or battle fray,
Or seeking the lost who have gone astray,
O Master, I’m ready to go or stay—
Here am I!

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Here am I for service, whatsoe’er it be;
I am waiting orders, Master, now from Thee;
I have heard Thy summons from dark Calvary,
And I gladly answer, Master, here am I!

The call of the Christ rings sweet and clear,
Who will make reply?
Thy calling, O Master, today I hear,
And gladly will follow Thee, far or near;
With Thee as my Leader, no harm I fear,
Here am I!

Refrain

The call of the Christ is now for you,
Will you make reply?
I’m waiting, O Master, Thy will to do;
Count me on the side of the brave and true,
I’ll follow Thee all of the battle thro’,
Here am I!

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