Come, For All Things Are Ready

Come for all things are ready

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, for all things are ready!]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Come, for all things are ready!
’Tis a banquet of love;
Here’s a free invitation
from the Master above:
It is written in crimson,
drawn from Calvary’s flood,
From the wonderful fountain
of the soul cleansing blood.

Oh, what fullness in Jesus!
Oh, what gladness to know,
Though our sins be as scarlet,
He’ll make them as snow.

2. Come, for all things are ready!
Heaven’s bounty is spread;
Take the cup of salvation,
take the life giving bread:
Come, the poor and unworthy,
come, though sinful and weak;
’Tis the hungry and thirsty
whom the Master doth seek. [Refrain]

3. Come, for all things are ready!
Here’s a robe, snowy white,
Fairer far than the raiment
of the angels of light:
For the beauty of Jesus
will thy covering be;
Only ask for this garment,
’twill be given to thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #986

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come for all things are ready
Title: Come, For All Things Are Ready
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What a fullness in Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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