Come, ye blessed of my Father (Giffe)

Come, ye blessed of my Father (Giffe)

Author: W. T. Giffe
Tune: [Come, ye blessed of my Father]
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1 “Come, ye blessed of my Father,
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you;”
Thus will the Master say to His servants,
Who unto Him heave been faithful and true.

When the great day comes,
When the great day comes,
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready when the great day comes?

2 “Come, ye blessed of my Father.”
Blest words of redemption complete and sure;
How they will thrill the souls that shall hear them
With praise ecstatic and love ever pure.

When the great day comes,
When the great day comes,
Will you be ready?
Will you be ready when the great day comes?

3 “Come, ye blessed of my Father,”
I know this glad welcome will ring for me,
If I am faithful, loving and patient,
Bearing the cross till the crown makes me free.

When the great day comes,
When the great day comes,
May we be ready
May we be ready when the great day comes.

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #147

Author: W. T. Giffe

Born: June 28, 1848, Port­land, In­di­a­na. Died: Ju­ly 13, 1926, Se­at­tle, Wash­ing­ton. Buried: Mount Hope Cem­e­te­ry, Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na. Giffe grew up in Coll­ege Cor­ners, In­di­a­na (near Port­land), and served in the Army dur­ing the clos­ing days of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war. Af­ter the war, he at­tend­ed Li­ber Coll­ege, and stu­died law for two years. While in col­lege, he was a mem­ber of the col­lege glee club, and took les­sons in the col­lege sing­ing school. Lat­er, he stu­died with teach­ers such as J. W. Suff­ern, George Root, Lu­ther Em­er­son, Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer, and Hen­ry Perk­ins. Giffe had a fine bar­i­tone voice, and was in de­mand as a con­cert s… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, ye blessed of my Father (Giffe)
Author: W. T. Giffe
Refrain First Line: When the great day comes

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