Come to the feast

Ho, everyone that thirsteth, Come ye to the waters

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters;
And he that hath no money, come ye buy and eat.”

Come, for the feast is before you,
Come unto Him today,
Come while the Savior is waiting,
Turn not away.

2 Now has the dear loving Saviour spread here a table for thee,
Thus will He feed all the hungry, yes, ‘tis for you and me. [Refrain]

3 Why do you longer refuse Him, why say to Him, depart?
Give Him your time and your talent, give Him a trusting heart. [Refrain]

4 Over and over He’s called you, now He is calling again;
Just as you are, He’ll receive you, cleanse ev’ry guilty stain. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #190

Author: F. A. Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Frederick Arthur Graves, Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his ch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, everyone that thirsteth, Come ye to the waters
Title: Come to the feast
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: Come, for the feast is before you



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Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #67

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Revival Songs #C322

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The Emory Hymnal #387

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #190

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