Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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

Audio files: MIDI

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.

“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 >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Page Scan

Best Endeavor Hymns #82

Hallowed Hymns #d25

TextPage Scan

Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #76

TextAudioPage Scan

Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #76

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us