Himi 522 Ko e ngaahi ui ‘a e ‘Otua
Tune: Adaptation of Federal Street (Metre: ML)
‘Oku kei ui ‘a e ‘Otua ‘A e angahala tokanga mu‘a; Ko futu ta‘u mo ‘ene fai, Na‘a tukuā ‘o ke fēfē ai! ‘Oku ne kei ui; ‘Oku ne kei ui; ‘Oku ne kei ui; Tokanga na‘a ne tuku ‘Oku kei ui, “‘Alu atu Ho fakamolemole ke ma‘u. Na‘a ‘osi taimi tali hū ‘O pau ho mala ‘ikai liliu” ‘Oku kei ui, “Tama, ‘ā; He teke mohe ke tō ‘a e la‘ā? Ho ngafa me‘a te‘eki fai; Na‘a ‘ikai lava ‘o ke fēfē ai!” ‘Oku kei ui “‘Alā ha‘u Ta ‘eve‘eva ngouetapu; Taufa ni tangitangi ē Fuhi kakala fulipē.”
Author: Gehard Tersteegen (Translated: Sarah B. Findlater) music: Henry K. Oliver. Tune: Federal Street Alt. Tune: Breslau
G D7 G 1 God calling yet; shall I not hear? 2 God calling yet; shall I not rise? 3 God calling yet; and shall he knock, 4 Ah, yield him all; in him confide; 5 God calling yet; I can- not stay; D A D 1 Earth's plea-sures shall I still hold dear? 2 Can I his lo- ving voice des- pise, 3 And I my heart the clo- ser lock? 4 Where but with him doth peace a- bide? 5 My heart I yield with- out de- lay; G Em D7 G 1 Shall life's swift pass-ing years all fly, 2 And base- ly His kind care re- pay? 3 He still is wait-ing to re- ceive, 4 Break loose, let earth-ly bonds be riven, 5 Vain world, fare- well! from thee I part; D7 G D7 G 1 And still my soul in slum- ber lie? 2 He calls me still; can I de- lay? 3 And shall I dare his Spir- it grieve? 4 And let the spir- it rise to heaven. 5 The voice of God hath reached my heart. Chorus G God Calling yet, (oh, hear Him!) D7 God Calling yet, (oh, hear Him!) G A7 D7 G God is calling yet; (oh! Hear Him calling, calling!) G God Calling yet, (oh, hear Him!) C Am God Calling yet, (oh, hear Him!) G Em D7 G God is calling yet; (oh, hear Him calling calling!)
We sang the English of this hymn as part of a funeral dedication (using the Tongan Hymn tune) together with The Christian’s Goodnight (by Sarah doudney, music by Ira David Sankey) and it greatly moved the elders in our congregation.
An adaptation of the hymn and tune.
I guess this is how the original music will have been heard.