Scripture Verse

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