1 Ho, ev’ry one that thristeth,
Come, to the living stream,
Come without price or money,
For Jesus did redeem!
Come, fill your empty vessels,
Come, for the feast is spread,
Come, whosoever hungers
For Christ, the living bread.
Come to the flowing fountain,
Your empty vessels fill,
Come ev’ry one that thirsteth,
Come, whosoever will.
2 Come, sinner, Jesus calls you,
Come, and He will forgive;
Come, take this free salvation,
Come, and your soul shall live;
Come, seek your soul’s redeemer,
Seek while He may be found;
Call while He still is near thee,
Come, hear the gospel sound. [Refrain]
3 O blessed invitation!
To ev’ry sinner giv’n;
O well of living water,
O blessed home in heav’n!
Yes, I will come, my Saviour,
Just as I am to Thee,
My life, my all I offer
Thine evermore to be. [Refrain]
Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:—
1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain.
2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin.
3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >