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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Fort George - 8

Another lovely stained glass window in the Regimental Chapel commemorates St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.



Jesus calls us over the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me!”

As of old Saint Andrew heard it
By the Galilean lake,
Turned from home and toil and kindred,
Leaving all for Jesus’ 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! By Thy mercies,
Saviour may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.

Splendid words by none other than Mrs Cecil Alexander.

2 comments:

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Wow! Haven't visited for a while...your standard is even better than the excellent before Peter!

John the organist said...

Good old Mrs Alexander - this goody comes up a bit at St Andrew Coulsdon!