Sunday, February 24, 2013

Song for Sunday: Jesus Calls Us, O'er the Tumult

Sometimes, amidst cares, worries, joys, work, hobbies, media, tasks, chores, and so on, we lose track of what's most important. 

We sang this hymn, which speaks to that, this morning. Jesus is calling us to make Him the most important thing in our lives. The message is a forceful one. There are a few references that might be obscure to those who are unfamiliar with the Bible (please feel free to ask) but I think the main gist is clear.

I feel challenged by these lyrics.

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.

Have any songs challenged you this week?

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