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Ho! every thirsty, longing soul

Ho! every thirsty, longing soul

Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Ho! ev'ry thirsty, longing soul!
Come where the living waters flow;
Come, buy, eat, drink my wine and milk;
Tho' nothing ye, of worth, can show.
2 Why do ye spend your cost and toil,
For what cannot content the soul?
Hear Me, and feed on solid good,
Your souls with fatness shall be full.

3 Incline your ear and come to Me,
Hear, and your soul shall ever live;
I'll an eternal covenant
And DAVID's certain mercies give.
4 Lo! I have HIM a witness giv'n,
For all the people to observe;
A leader and commander made,
That ll the people should HIM serve.

5 The gentile nations Thou shalt call;
And they shall run to Thee with joy;
The LORD thy God, the HOLY ONE
Of Isr'el, Thee will glorify.
6 O seek ye for the LORD, while ye
To your great joy may find Him here;
And call upon Him earnestly,
While in his mercy He is near.

7 Let wicked men, forsake their ways,
Their tho'ts let the unrighteous leave;
And to the LORD let them return;
And mercy on them He will have.
Let them remember He's our God,
So wondrous for benignity;
O let them then return to Him,
And He'll forgive abundantly.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #I.LV

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