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The Summons

WILL YOU COME AND FOLLOW ME (The Summons)
John Bell (1949- ) and Graham Maule (1958- )
                                                          Tune: Kelvingrove

                                            Will you come and follow me,
                                                  If I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know
And never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare,
will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you love the 'you' you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you've found
to reshape the world around
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I'll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.

Comments

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mightyelmo
Aug. 31st, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
...I hate that song...it was played at one of friends funerals...
seekingservant
Sep. 1st, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Don't Be A Hater
Sorry about that. A poor choice of use, I might suggest. But as a hymn about Call, it is very good. And its meaningful to me. Post what you want on your blog.
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