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Come to the Christ

Come to the Christ who loves thee

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Come to the Christ who loves thee]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to the Christ who loves thee,
He is the one true way,
Leading to life eternal,
Seek Him without delay;
Many the gifts He offers,
Pardon for ev’ry sin,
Strength for thy daily duties,
Peace to abide within.

Come to the Christ who pardons,
Take of His blessings free;
List to His call of mercy,
Come, while He waits for thee.

2 Come to the Christ who waiteth,
Hate at His loving call,
Over the world it echoes,
Message of grace to all;
Tender the invitation,
Winningly sweet His voice,
Turn from the path of evil,
making His way thy choice. [Chorus]

3 Come to the Christ who bought thee,
Paying the awful price,
Only one loving Saviour,
Only one sacrifice;
Offer thy willing service,
All through the days to come,
After the earthly journey,
Rest in thy Father’s home! [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #119

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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: Come to the Christ who loves thee
Title: Come to the Christ
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #119

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