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.”

Refrain:
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

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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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

The New Gift #d31

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