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In the highways and hedges go seek (Blackall)

In the highways and hedges go seek (Blackall)

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [In the highways and hedges go seek for the lost]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In the highways and hedges go seek for the lost,
Gather them in to the fold,
Was the earnest command that our Saviour divine
Taught his disciples of old.

Urge them to come, show them the way;
Tenderly, lovingly, bring them today;
Urge them to come, why should they roam?
Bring them along to our dear Saviour's home.

2 If the Shepherd we love, we will care for the sheep;
Precious are they in his sight;
They are out in the desert, they wander alone;
Lead them from darkness to light. [Chorus]

3 To the weary and thirsty the Saviour has said,
"Come, heavy laden, to me,
I will give you to drink of the water of life;"
Tell them the fountain is free. [Chorus]

4 There's welcome for all in the kingdom of grace,
All who repent and believe;
And the souls that have stray'd and returned to the fold,
Jesus will gladly receive. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #531

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the highways and hedges go seek (Blackall)
Author: C. R. Blackall
Refrain First Line: Urge them to come



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #225

Christ in Song #d270

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Christ in Song #531

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d117

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d53

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Song Anchor #76

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The Wreath of Gems #139

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