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Hear the Blessed Invitation

Hear the blessed invitation, Come, come, come

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [Hear the blessed invitation] (McGranahan)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the blessed invitation,
Come, come, come;
To the fountain of salvation
Come, come, come;
Healing streams are flowing still;
Welcome “whosoever will;
Let him take the water of life freely.”

Refrain:
Let him take, let him take,
Let him take the water of life freely;
Let him take, let him take,
Let him take the water of life freely.

2 ‘Tis the voice of Jesus saying,
Come, come, come;
Noe His blest command obeying,
Come, come, come;
He will cleanse from every ill;
Welcome “whosoever will;
Let him take the water of life freely.” [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis the Holy Spirit calling,
Come, come, come;
Ere the shades of death be falling,
Come, come, come;
He the heart with peace will fill;
Welcome “whosoever will;
Let him take the water of life freely.” [Refrain]

4 Lo! “the Spirit and the Bride say,
Come, come, come;
And let him that heareth now say,
Come, come, come;
And let him that is athirst
Come, and “whosoever will;
Let him take the water of life freely.” [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #68

Author: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the blessed invitation, Come, come, come
Title: Hear the Blessed Invitation
Author: James McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let him take, let him take, let him take the water
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #68

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #68

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 #481

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #305

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