167. Listen to the blessed invitation

1 Listen to the blessed invitation,
Sweeter than the notes of angel-song,
Chiming softly with a heav'nly cadence,
Calling to the passing throng.

Him that cometh unto me,
Him that cometh unto me,
Him that cometh unto me,
I will in no wise cast out.

2 Weary toiler, sad and heavy-laden,
Joyfully the great salvation see,
Close beside thee stands the Burden Bearer,
Strong to bear thy load and thee. [Chorus]

3 Come, ye thirsty, to the living waters,
Hungry, come and on His bounty feed,
Not thy fitness is the plea to bring Him,
But thy pressing utmost need. [Chorus]

4 "Him that cometh," blind or maimed or sinful,
Cometh for His healing touch divine,
For the cleansing of the blood so precious,
Prove anew this gracious line. [Chorus]

5 Coming humbly, daily to this Saviour,
Breathing all the heart to Him in prayer;
Coming some day to the heavenly mansions,
He will give thee welcome there. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Listen to the blessed invitation
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Him that cometh unto me
Language: English
Publication Date: 1895
Copyright: Copyright, 1888, by W. J. Kirkpatrick
Tune Information
Composer: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick, by per
Key: A♭ Major

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