The Love of Jesus Calls Us

The love of Jesus calls us, our joyous praise to sing; 

our deeply felt thanksgivings we now together bring, 

for all God’s many blessings, unasked yet still received, 

and for the generations who faithfully believed. 


The love of Jesus calls us, that we may always be

companions on a journey where all the world may see,

that serving Christ is freedom, which time does not destroy; 

where Christ’s command is duty, and every duty joy.  


The love of Jesus calls us, to go where he would go, 

to challenge all that limits, to change, to learn, to grow, 

to know that Christ has freed us, that prisons are no more;

for those who seek his kingdom, Christ opens every door. 


The love of Jesus calls us, in swiftly changing days, 

to be God’s co-creators in new and wondrous ways; 

that God, with men and women, may so transform the earth,

that love and peace and justice may give God’s kingdom birth.

Text; Herbert O’Driscoll (1928 -      )   Tune: Aurelia