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Hear the gracious invitation

Hear the gracious invitation

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Hear the gracious invitation]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the gracious invitation,
From the royal house of God,
Unto all of every nation,
Signed and sealed by Jesus’ blood;
Lo! the wedding feast is waiting,
Let us hasten to prepare;
Let us waste no time debating,
Let there be no vacant chair.

Let there be no vacant chair!
Let us one and all be there!
Lo! the wedding feast is ready,
Let there be no vacant chair.

2 Let us robe in snowy whiteness
For that great and happy day;
Tune our hearts to songs of brightness,
Bid our troubles flee away;
There shall nevermore be sorrow,
There shall nevermore be night,
At the festal board tomorrow,
Shall be naught but pure delight. [Refrain]

3 Many friends are there to meet us
In redeemed, immortal state;
They are pressing forth to greet us,
As we’re sweeping thro’ the gate;
Hear the loving Father pleading,
Lo! the feast awaits us there;
Oh, his blessed summons heeding,
Let there be no vacant chair. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #4

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the gracious invitation
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Let there be no vacant chair



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11776

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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