Scripture Verse

Come follow Me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19


A Great Multitude of Fishes
William B. Hole

Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, in Hymns for Pub­lic Wor­ship, by the So­ci­e­ty for the Pro­pa­ga­tion of Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1852.

Music: Ga­li­lee (Jude) Will­iam H. Jude, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Cecil F. Alexander


Jesus calls us over the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, Christian, follow Me!

As of old Saint Andrew heard it
By the Galilean lake,
Turned from home and toil and kindred,
Leaving all for Jesus’ sake.

Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world’s golden store,
From each idol that would keep 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 Thy mercies,
Savior may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.