Heaven bids you come

Longing for mercy pardon and peace

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [Longing for mercy, for pardon and peace]
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1 Longing for mercy, for pardon and peace,
Seeking from sorrow release,
Only to feel that the burdens increase,
Burdens that weigh down your soul.

Come then to Jesus, make no delay,
Come while He bids you,
Come while you may.

2 Looking for pleasure in sinful employ,
Cherishing heart’s base alloy,
Learning too late that your hopes they destroy,
Making exchange of your soul. [Refrain]

3 Longing for heaven the home of the blest,
Wishing for mansions of rest,
Wasting the moments, the brightest and best,
Wronging your grief-laden soul. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #94

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900) --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

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First Line: Longing for mercy pardon and peace
Title: Heaven bids you come
Author: George P. Hott
Refrain First Line: Come then to Jesus make no delay
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