I’m stunned that Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult hasn’t been included in Sunday Songs before this.
But I can’t find it searching the index for the blog, so here it is.
I include it pretty much every year on the last Sunday in November.
I also like to mention that Andrew is known as someone who followed Jesus, and brought others to meet Jesus.
Some years as a Congregation we remember with thanks those who left their homelands, and as followers of Jesus have left a legacy of Christian witness, worship, and fellowship in countries like Australia, in towns like Mount Gambier.
It’s when searching around for these songs I find there are another tune or two that Cecil Frances Alexander’s words are sung to, (especially a tune called GALILEE) but the tune ST. ANDREW (surprise, surprise) is the one I know.
Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his voice invites me,
saying “Christian, follow me!”
As the first disciples heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear 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! In your mercy,
Saviour, help us hear your call;
give our hearts to your obedience,
serve and love you best of all!