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Come, ye who are the bidden guests

Come, ye who are the bidden guests

Author: Paul Henkel
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Come ye who are the bidden guests,
Come and partake the Saviour's feast--
We call on you, and all to come,
Pray don't refuse or stay at home.

2 Act not like as the Jews once did,
When they were to the Gospel bid;
When they despis'd the calls of God
And trampled on the Saviour's blood.

3 They slew the servants of the Lord,
Brought on themselves the just reward;
God's judgements they could not avoid:
Their church and city was destroy'd.

4 Yet God continued his call,
His messengers were sent to all;
The nation's all of ev'ry land,
Were made to hear his great command.

5 Ye vagrant, wand'ring soul draw near,
Obey the blessed call ye hear;
Come and receive what Christ will give!
Come, and your dying souls shall live.

6 Ye sinners all of ev'ry kind!
Why would you wish to stay behind;
Are ye oppress'd and griev'd with sin,
Yet Jesus waits to take you in.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXXVI

Author: Paul Henkel

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Text Information

First Line: Come, ye who are the bidden guests
Author: Paul Henkel
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d99

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #277

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Church Hymn Book #CXXXVI

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