Hear the call of the kingdom, lift your eyes to the King,
Let His song rise within you as a fragrant offering,
Of how God, rich in mercy, came in Christ to redeem
All who trust in His unfailing grace.
Hear the call of the Kingdom to be children of light,
With the mercy of heaven, the humility of Christ.
Walking justly before Him, loving all that is right
That the life of Christ may shine through Him.
King of Heaven, we will answer the call,
We will follow, bringing hope to the world,
Filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim
Salvation in Jesus’ name.
Hear the call of the Kingdom to reach out to the lost,
With the Father’s compassion in the wonder of the cross,
Bringing peace and forgiveness, and a hope yet to come;
Let the nations put their trust in Him.
A gospel song of celebration and commitment
Although most songs I write are either more acoustic or more traditional/formal in style, occasionally I branch out a little – as with this one! “Hear the call” has a gospel feel, and sounds great with a gospel choir backing.
Thematically it’s a response to God’s call for us to worship, to live for Him, and to share His love with those around us. As we are filled with His passion and power, we will see the life-changing power of the gospel at work in the whole world. It’s a song of celebration and commitment!