Him that Cometh Unto Me

Listen to the blessed invitation

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Listen to the blessèd invitation]
Published in 33 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Listen to the blessed invitation,
Sweeter than the notes of angel-song,
Chiming softly with a heav'nly cadence,
Calling to the passing throng.

Chorus:
Him that cometh unto me,
Him that cometh unto me,
Him that cometh unto me,
I will in no wise cast out.

2 Weary toiler, sad and heavy-laden,
Joyfully the great salvation see,
Close beside thee stands the Burden Bearer,
Strong to bear thy load and thee. [Chorus]

3 Come, ye thirsty, to the living waters,
Hungry, come and on His bounty feed,
Not thy fitness is the plea to bring Him,
But thy pressing utmost need. [Chorus]

4 "Him that cometh," blind or maimed or sinful,
Cometh for His healing touch divine,
For the cleansing of the blood so precious,
Prove anew this gracious line. [Chorus]

5 Coming humbly, daily to this Saviour,
Breathing all the heart to Him in prayer;
Coming some day to the heavenly mansions,
He will give thee welcome there. [Chorus]

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #167

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Listen to the blessed invitation
Title: Him that Cometh Unto Me
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Him that cometh unto me
Copyright: Public Domain

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