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Ho, everyone that thirsts, draw nigh

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1. Ho! every one that thirsts, draw nigh:
Come ye to the waters, come!
’Tis God invites the fallen race:
Come ye to the waters, come!
Mercy and free salvation buy;
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.
Come ye to the living waters, come!
Return, ye wand’rers, home.

2. Come to the living waters, come!
Come ye to the waters, come!
Sinners, obey your Maker’s call;
Come ye to the waters, come!
Return, ye weary wand’rers, home,
And find His grace is free for all.
Come ye to the living waters, come!
Return, ye wand’rers, home.

3. See from the rock a fountain rise;
Come ye to the waters, come!
For you in healing streams it rolls;
Come ye to the waters, come!
Money ye need not bring, nor price,
Ye lab’ring, burdened, sin-sick souls.
Come ye to the living waters, come!
Return, ye wand’rers, home.

4. Nothing ye in exchange shall give;
Come ye to the waters, come!
Leave all you have and are behind;
Come ye to the waters, come!
Frankly the gift of God receive;
Pardon and peace in Jesus find.
Come ye to the living waters, come!
Return, ye wand’rers, home.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #117

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, everyone that thirsts, draw nigh
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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[Ho, everyone that thirsts, draw nigh]


ST. CRISPIN

Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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