Hearken today to the blest invitation

Hearken today to the blest invitation

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Hearken today to the blest invitation]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hearken today to the blest invitation
Given in love by our Father on high;
Come to the wonderful stream of salvation,
Drink of the fountain that never runs dry.

Refrain:
It never runs dry;
It never runs dry,
This wonderful stream of salvation,
It never runs dry;
Though millions their thirst are now slaking,
It never runs dry;
And millions may still come partaking
It never runs dry.

2 Look! for its source is in Calvary’s mountain,
Where the dear Saviour was lifted on high;
Pure and exhaustless it springs from the fountain,
Life-giving current that never runs dry. [Refrain]

3 Saints of all ages its virtue have tested;
No other hope of salvation is nigh;
Here where our fathers and mothers have feasted,
We, too, may drink, for it never runs dry. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #120

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hearken today to the blest invitation
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: It never runs dry

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d152

Holiness to the Lord #d48

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d56

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Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #205

Joyful Songs of Salvation #d23

Living Water Songs No. 2 #d32

Praise and Worship: hymnal #403

Praise and Worship: the Nazarene hymnal #403

Songs of Praise #d70

Soul Stirring Songs #d26

Soul Stirring Songs #d28

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Soul Stirring Songs #90

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The Best of All: complete #120

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The Old Story in Song #120

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Waves of Glory #40

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