Scripture Verse

Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21

Introduction

Words: Da­vid A. Mox­ey, in Sac­red Songs No. 1, by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1896), num­ber 91.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mox­ey (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord,
Whosoever shall call, shall be saved;
O hear the glad message proclaimed in the Word,
Three times from high Heaven ’tis waved.

Refrain

Lord, I call, and I mean it; I call yet again;
I confess Thee my Savior and Lord;
As I do so, I’m saved! God says it; Amen!
I believe Him and rest on His Word.

Whosoever means me, whosoever means you,
Whosoever means anyone here;
Then come unto Him with a penitent heart,
And call on His name while He’s near.

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But how shall I call, then? By faith with thy heart,
Unto all who thus call He is nigh;
Nigh to bless, and to save, and His Spirit impart,
And to calm with His love every sigh.

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And when shall I call? Lo, the message is Now;
And when will He answer my cry?
The dying thief asked Him; the answer was Thou
E’en today shalt be with Me
on high.

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Redemption is finished—you’ve only to ask;
All the doing the Savior hath done;
Then believe, and receive what your Father bestows
Thro’ the wonderful gift of His Son.

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