The Gracious Call

From the glorious heavenly arches

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [From the glorious heavenly arches]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 From the glorious heav’nly arches
Comes the gracious call today;
O heed the voice so gently calling,
Hear the blessed Saviour Say—

“Freely drink, drink and live,
Everlasting life receive,
Come ye souls that thirst for living water,
Freely drink of me and live.

2 “Do you thirst for living water,
Are you weary—tired of sin?
Then come to Me, I will receive you,
I will bid you enter in!” [Refrain]

3 “Come, O, sinner to the fountain,
Come, refresh thy soul and live,
Refreshing streams are ever flowing,
Freely drink of Me and live!” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #82

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

J Howard Entwisle USA 1865-1901. Born in PA, he became a musician and songbook editor-compiler in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1890s. He collaberated with William J Kirkpatrick, also of Philadelphia, promoting gospel songs. He helped compile “Songs of love and praise #4”, then later “Songs of love and praise #5”. Other published works were: “Bright melodies” (1899), “Heavenly sunlight” (1900), “Exalted praise” (1901). He died in Philadelphia. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the glorious heavenly arches
Title: The Gracious Call
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Refrain First Line: “Freely drink, drink and live
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: Public Domain


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