Jesus invited me to come unto him

Jesus invited me to come unto him

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [Jesus invites me to come unto him]
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1 Jesus invites me to come unto him,
Jesus invites me to come unto him,
Jesus invites me to come unto him;
Hark, I hear him say.

Refrain:
“Suffer the children to come unto me,
Suffer the children to come unto me,
Suffer the children to come unto me,
And forbid them not.”

2 For of such is the kingdom of heav’n,
For of such is the kingdom of heav’n,
For of such is the kingdom of heav’n,
Therefore let them come. [Refrain]

3 This is the will of the Father in heav’n,
This is the will of the Father in heav’n,
This is the will of the Father in heav’n,
That we perish not. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #117

Author: Edwin O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

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Author: Edwin O. Excell

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #117

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