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Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come and drink

Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come and drink

Author: W. T. Giffe
Tune: [Ho! every one that thirsteth, come and drink]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth, come and drink,
For the crystal tide is flowing free today;
There is pardon in the fountain of His love,
Drink ye freely of it while you may.

Come and drink the precious tide,
Flowing freely from the Master’s love;
Come and drink,
Come and drink,
Drink the life that cometh from above.

2 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth, come and drink;
There is healing in the stream for all who come;
Wonderful its pow’r to cleanse from ev’ry ill;
Jesus speaks the word and it is done. [Refrain]

3 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth, come and drink;
Drink the sacred tide before you turn away;
From the fountain of the Saviour’s loving heart,
It is offered free to all today. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #161

Author: W. T. Giffe

Born: June 28, 1848, Port­land, In­di­a­na. Died: Ju­ly 13, 1926, Se­at­tle, Wash­ing­ton. Buried: Mount Hope Cem­e­te­ry, Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na. Giffe grew up in Coll­ege Cor­ners, In­di­a­na (near Port­land), and served in the Army dur­ing the clos­ing days of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war. Af­ter the war, he at­tend­ed Li­ber Coll­ege, and stu­died law for two years. While in col­lege, he was a mem­ber of the col­lege glee club, and took les­sons in the col­lege sing­ing school. Lat­er, he stu­died with teach­ers such as J. W. Suff­ern, George Root, Lu­ther Em­er­son, Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer, and Hen­ry Perk­ins. Giffe had a fine bar­i­tone voice, and was in de­mand as a con­cert s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come and drink
Author: W. T. Giffe
Refrain First Line: Come and drink the precious tide



The Cyber Hymnal #10368
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The Cyber Hymnal #10368

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