Scripture Verse

Come follow Me. Matthew 4:19


Words: Will­iam C. Poole, 1914.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as H. A. Hen­ry, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


The Calling of Peter and Andrew
Duccio di 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!


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!


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!