Scripture Verse

Rise; He calleth thee. Mark 10:49


John M. Wigner

Words: John M. Wig­ner, in Se­lect Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by F. N. Pe­lou­bet & Hu­bert P. Main (New York: Big­low & Main, 1893).

Music: Har­tham Live­sey L. K. Car­rott (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Car­rott (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Lo, a loving friend is waiting,
He is calling thee;
Listen to His voice so tender,
“Come to Me.

“On the cross for thee I suffered,
Death I bore for thee,
Canst thou still refuse My mercy?
Trust to Me.

Long hast thou been Satan’s captive,
I will set Thee free;
Then, rejoicing in thy freedom,
Follow Me.

Many times has Jesus spoken,
Now He speaks again;
Shall Thy Savior’s invitation
Be in vain?

Soon that voice will cease its calling,
Wilt thou still delay?
Wait no longer, sin grows stronger,
Yield today.

Savior, I will wait no longer,
Now to Thee I come;
And when life’s short voyage is over,
Take me home.