The sheep follow him, for they know his voice.@John 10:4
James M. Black (1856–1938)

Elmer E. Person, in Songs of Faith and Hope, by James M. Black (Cincinnati, Ohio: Jennings & Graham, 1905).

James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

The Shepherd stands at the open door—
He stands and waits for thee;
He’s calling now—has called before—
Oh, listen to His plea.


He’s calling, calling, calling you,
Turn now, today, make Him your choice;
He’s calling, calling, calling you,
Oh, listen to the Shepherd’s voice.

He’s waiting at the outer gate—
The gate of the open fold;
Why linger then or hesitate?
His love cannot be told.


Yield Him your hand, and heart and love,
Obey the Shepherd’s call;
Be numbered in that fold above,
Give Him your life, your all.