Christ is come

Christ is come, the lost ones seeking

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Christ is come, the lost ones seeking]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Christ is come, the lost ones seeking,
On the earthly plains of sin;
With a shepherd’s tender longing,
He doth strive their love to win.

Refrain:
“For the Son of man is come”
He has come to seek and save forever;
From the hills and vales of night
He would draw men to the light;
Win them from the wrong to right:
Christ is come.

2 Christ is come, the only Saviour;
Come with glory in His train,
Come to call, with love and pleading,
All the wayward home again. [Refrain]

3 Christ is come, All Heav’n is watching,
While the sons of men debate,
Christ is come, but, sad condition,
Some still halt outside the gate. [Refrain]

4 Christ is come, the seeking Saviour;
Hear His love-call ringing still,
Over all the hills and valleys,
Sounds His “Whosoever will.” [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #76

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ is come, the lost ones seeking
Title: Christ is come
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: For the Son of Man is come

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