Heaven bids you come

Longing for mercy pardon and peace

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [Longing for mercy, for pardon and peace]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

Refrain:
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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