55*. "Call Them In"--The Poor, the Wretched

8,7.
by Anna Shipton
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"Call them in"—the poor, the wretched,
 
Sin-stained wanderers from the fold;
 
Peace and pardon freely offer;
 
Can you weigh their worth with gold?
 
"Call them in"—the weak, the weary,
 
Laden with the doom of sin;
 
Bid them come and rest in Jesus;
 
He is waiting—"call them in."
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"Call them in"—the brokenhearted,
 
Cow'ring neath the brand of shame;
 
Speak love's message low and tender:
 
'Twas for sinners Jesus came.
 
See, the shadows lengthen round us,
 
Soon the day-dawn will begin;
 
Can you leave them lost and lonely?
 
Christ is coming—"call them in."
“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13)