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
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d99||Come, ye who are [the] bidden guests||Come, ye who are [the] bidden guests||1850|
|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||Come ye who are the bidden guests||Come ye who are the bidden guests||L. M.||Matthew 22:1-14; Psalm 147||1816||20th Sunday after Trinity ||
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #277||Come, ye who are the bidden guests||Come, ye who are the bidden guests||Matthew 22:1-14||1838||For the Gospels and Epistles ||