The Upward Calling


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*Pastor’s Note: This Sunday I am going to start introducing, every Sunday, some poetry from classic Christian preacher, A.B. Simpson. He was a very well respected Canadian preacher, theologian and author who lived from December 15, 1843 to October 29, 1919. My prayer is that you will be blessed and inspired by his poetry as much as I am.


The Upward Calling

A voice is calling me, a Hand has grasped me,
By cords unseen my soul is upward drawn;
My heart has answered to that upward calling,
I clasp the Hand that lifts and leads me on.

I’m turning from the past that lies behind me,
I’m reaching forth unto the things before;
I’ve caught the taste of life’s eternal fountains,
And all my being longs and thirsts for more.

A brooding Presence hovers o’er my spirit,
The Heavenly Dove my heart doth softly woo;
I catch bright visions of my heavenly calling
And all there is for me to be and do.

A mystic glory lingers all around me,
And all the air breathes out the eternal spring;
I feel the pulses of the New Creation,
And all things whisper of the Coming King.

And in my heart I hear the Spirit’s whisper,
“The Bridegroom cometh, hasten to prepare!”
And with my vessels filled and lamps all burning
I’m going out to meet Him in the air.

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From Songs of the Spirit: Poetry by A. B. Simpson

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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