G. Tersteegen; J Borthwick, Tr.


GOD calling yet! Shall I not hear?

Earth’s pleasures shall I still hold dear?

Shall life’s swift passing years all fly,

And still my soul in slumber lie?


God calling yet! Shall I not rise?

Can I His loving voice despise,

And basely His kind care repay?

He calls me still―can I delay?


God calling yet! And shall He knock,

And I my heart the closer lock?

He still is waiting to receive,

And shall I dare His Spirit grieve?


God calling yet! And shall I give

No heed, but still in bondage live?

I wait, but He does not forsake;

He calls me still―my heart, awake!


God calling yet! I cannot stay;

My heart I yield without delay:

Vain world, farewell, from thee I part;

The voice of God hath reached my heart.


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