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Whosoever will may come

O wandering souls, why longer roam

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O wandering souls, why will you roam]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. O wandering souls, why will you roam
Away from God, away from home;
The Savior calls, O hear Him say,
Whoever will may come today.

Whoever will, whoever will,
Whoever will may come today;
Whoever will may come today,
And drink of the water of life.

2. Behold His hands extended now,
The dews of night are on His brow;
He knocks, He calls, He waiteth still,
Oh, come to Him, whoever will. [Refrain]

3. In simple faith His Word believe,
And His abundant grace receive;
No love like His the heart can fill,
Oh, come to Him, whoever will. [Refrain]

4. The Spirit and the Bride say, Come!
And find in Him sweet rest, and home;
Let Him that heareth, echo still,
The blessèd whosoever will. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7421

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: O wandering souls, why longer roam
Title: Whosoever will may come
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: All praise and glory be unto Jesus



The Cyber Hymnal #7421
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