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Hear our earnest invitation

Hear our earnest invitation

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Hear the earnest invitation]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the earnest invitation,
Wand’rer from the path of right,
Jesus offers his salvation;
Will you come to Christ tonight?

Will you come? will you come?
Come and at his altar bow;
Will you come? will you come?
Jesus waits to save you now.

2 Christian souls are fervent praying,
Holy Spirit, send thy light,
Why afar in darkness straying?
Why not come to Christ tonight? [Refrain]

3 Angels near us, eager bending,
Friends beloved from homes of light,
With our hearts their question blending,
Will you come to Christ tonight? [Refrain]

4 Hear the Saviour interceding,
Nor his gracious message slight;
Will you pass his cross unheeding?
Oh, return to Christ tonight. [Refrain]

Source: Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #57

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear our earnest invitation
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Will you come



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #57

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The Revival Wave #131

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The Royal Fountain No.4 #80

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