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Go Bid Them Come

Lo now the feast of the King is ready

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [Lo! now the feast of the King is ready]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Lo! now the feast of the King is ready,
And there still remaineth room!
Unto the poor with the invitation,
Quickly go and bid them come.

Chorus:
Forth to the highways bear the blessed invitation,
Bid them come from ev’ry land,
Call ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tongue and ev’ry nation,
Bid them come—‘tis God’s command.

Gather them in from the world’s waste places,
High or lowly, rich or poor;
Go where the famine is raging sorely,
Bring them in, there’s room for more.

Say to the world that the King is waiting,
With a robe for ev’ry guest;
Bid them delay not to meet the Bridegroom;
Come and enter with the blest.


Source: Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #21

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo now the feast of the King is ready
Title: Go Bid Them Come
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Forth to the highways bear the blessed invitation
Publication Date: 1892
Copyright: Public Domain

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Carmina Sacra #d119

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Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #21

Vineyard Songs #d70

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