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Have you heard the invitation Jesus says

Have you heard the invitation Jesus says

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Have you heard the invitation] (Hall)
Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you heard the invitation?
Jesus says, Come to Me,
Come unto Me, O, come unto Me;
‘Tis the message of salvation,
That the Master brings to Thee:
Come unto Me, O, come to Me.

Come unto Me, O come unto Me;
Jesus says: Come unto me.
Weary heart, for refuge flee
Unto Christ, who calleth thee.

2 There are blessed many mansions
Waiting for the pure and true;
Come unto Me, O, come unto Me;
There in heaven’s green expansions
Hear the Saviour call to you,
Come unto Me, O, come to Me. [Refrain]

3 Heavy laden, or a-weary,
Jesus says: In Me find rest,
Come unto Me, O, come to Me;
Does your path in life seem dreary?
By His love you may be blest;
Come unto me, O, come to me. [Refrain]

3 Time is short, and days are fleeting.
Heed the message: Come to me,
Come unto Me, O, come to Me;
O the joy of yonder greeting,
In the home beyond the sea;
Come unto me, O, come to me. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #2

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard the invitation Jesus says
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Come to me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10278
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The Cyber Hymnal #10278

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