The Saviour calls; let every ear
The Saviour calls; let every ear. Anne Steele* (1716-1778).
Published in Steele’s Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (1760). In the 1780 edition it was entitled ‘The Saviour’s Invitation’, with a reference to ‘John VII. 37’ (‘In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.’). It had five stanzas:
The Saviour calls – let every ear Attend the heavenly sound; Ye doubting souls dismiss your fear, Hope smiles reviving round.
For every thirsty, longing heart, Here streams of bounty flow, And life, and health, and bliss impart, To banish mortal woe.
Here, springs of sacred pleasure rise, To ease your...
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