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When Jesus Comes Calling for Me
by Dolly Parton



When I was a child, I recall an old man.
Everybody loved old Zeke.
He was all alone.
His family was gone, and one day he said to me,
"I'm just sittin' here thinking bout Jesus, rockin' as my old chair creaks.
Some glad day I'll fly away when Jesus comes calling for me.
It might be today,
It might be tomorrow,
Maybe one day next week.
I'll soon be done with trouble and sorrow, when he comes calling for me."
When Jesus comes calling for me.

When I die, don't grieve and cry.
Lordy, don't feel sorry for me.
Oh, what a day.
What a mighty fine day, when Jesus comes calling for me.
When he comes calling for me.

I might be in the graveyard walking, talking to my family.
Or I might be plowing in the field down yonder, just old muley and me.
Wherever I am, whatever I'm a doing,
Some sweet day I'll see a band of angels in a cloud of glory,
When Jesus comes calling for me,
When he comes calling for me.

When I die just close my eyes, and lay me 'neath the willow tree.
Oh, what a day.
What a mighty fine day, when Jesus comes calling for me.
When Jesus comes calling for me.

I'm just sittin' here watching for Jesus, rocking as my old chair creaks.
Some sweet day, I'll fly away.
When Jesus comes calling for me,
When he comes calling for me.
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Lyrics submitted by Christyn Allen.
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