The Spirit and Bride Say, Come

A glorious invitation now calls you to the feast

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [A glorious invitation now calls you]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A glorious invitation
Now calls you to the feast;
Each soul is now invited,
The greatest and the least.
Come, all ye heavy laden,
With sorrow or with care—
Today you are invited,
Your burdens Christ will bear.

The Spirit says come,
The Bride says come;
let him that heareth say come;
Let him that thirsteth come.
And whosoever will,
Let him take of the water of life freely.

2 That blessed invitation!
Oh, hear today and heed,
The Spirit now is calling,
Why longer dwell in need?
Thy soul today is fainting
For Christ the living bread;
Accept the invitation,
Come while the feast is spread. [Refrain]

3 Repeat the invitation!
Pass on blessed news;
let none forsake His mercy,
Or pardon now refuse,
‘Tis Jesus who is calling—
All things are ready, come!
The Spirit will direct you,
The Bride will welcome home. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #26

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A glorious invitation now calls you to the feast
Title: The Spirit and Bride Say, Come
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Spirit says come
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: Public Domain



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