Scripture Verse

He calls His own sheep by name. John 10:3

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key (Chi­cago, Il­linois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 9, alt.

Music: George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins
1846–1945

Lyrics

Back from the wea­ry wan­d’ring,
Into the nar­row way
Softly is Je­sus call­ing,
Calling the sheep that stray.

Refrain

Still, still Je­sus is call­ing—
Hear, O hear Him say:
Weary, hea­vy la­den,
Come, come to­day.

Out of the drea­ry desert,
Into the pas­tures green;
Out of the land of dark­ness
Into the light se­rene.

Refrain

Why should we long­er tar­ry?
Why should we long­er roam?
Far from the place of re­fuge,
Far from the shel­t’ring home?

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Come, for the hours are wan­ing;
Come from the moun­tains cold;
Come from the storm and tem­pests
Into the Shep­herd’s fold.

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