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Will You Come?

O will you come to Jesus And bid the world adieu?

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O will you come to Jesus] (Robinson)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O will you come to Jesus,
And bid the world adieu?
His friendship is more precious,
His promises more true,
The soul that trusts in Jesus,
Need never know despair,
Or the corroding sorrow
That springs from anxious care.

O will you come to Jesus,
Will you come today?
Mercy’s door is open, enter while you may!
While His spirit pleadeth,
Seek the Saviour’s face;
O, will you come to Jesus,
And now accept His grace.

2 O will you come to Jesus,
Who human sins forgave,
And who alone is able,
And who alone can save?
If He hath died to win thee,
O, soul, what must it be
To perish in thy blindness,
And thine iniquity? [Chorus]

3 O will you come to Jesus?
It is not hard to do,
Just say, “I am a sinner,
And Thou my Saviour true;
I now believe Thy promise,
I now accept Thy grace,
And enter on Thy service,
AS Thou shalt give me place.” [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation: a collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs #229

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: O will you come to Jesus And bid the world adieu?
Title: Will You Come?
Author: James M. Gray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O will you come to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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