The Great Invitation

Have you heard the Savior calling you today

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [Have you heard the Savior calling you today]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you heard the Saviour calling you today,
Weary wand’rer, calling you from sin?
Will you heed the gentle warning and obey,
And gladly enter in?

Refrain:
O soul, be ready when the Bridegroom comes,
O soul, be ready for your heav’nly home,
If you’d hear the message from the Lord, “well done!”
Be ready! be ready when the Bridegroom comes!

2 Would you spurn the offer now so freely giv’n,
Or resist those tender words of love?
Would you rest securely in the hope of heav’n?
Then turn to things above. [Refrain]

3 When at last your earthly pilgrimage is o’er,
And the silent river stands in view,
Will a glad, sweet welcome from the other shore
Be your to help you through? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #56

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

Born: Circa 1865, Pennsylvania. Died: December 16, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entwisle was living in Chester, Pennsylvania, as of 1880. His works include: Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4, with John Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897) Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, by John Sweney, Frank M. Davis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1898) Bright Melodies, with John Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1899) Exalted Praise, with Powell Fithian (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: MacCalla & Company, 1901) --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard the Savior calling you today
Title: The Great Invitation
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Refrain First Line: O soul, be ready when the Bridegroom comes
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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