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Whosoever will may come

O ye thirsty ones that languish on life's drifting sand

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O ye thirsty ones that languish]
Published in 20 hymnals

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1. O ye thirsty ones that languish
On life’s drifting sand!
’Tis the Savior bending o’er you,
Reaching out His toil-worn hand.

Why will ye wander,
Far away from home?
To the loving arms of mercy
Whosoever will may come.

2. From the river gently flowing
Drink a full supply;
Free to all its blessèd waters,
Wherefore will ye faint and die? [Refrain]

3. O, the bliss of life eternal
You may also share!
Come to Jesus, and believing,
Enter thro’ the gate of prayer. [Refrain]

4. Lo, the summer days are ending,
They will soon be o’er;
While the Spirit still is pleading,
Grieve your dearest friend no more. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7462

Author: Fanny J. 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 ye thirsty ones that languish on life's drifting sand
Title: Whosoever will may come
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Why will ye wander far away from home



The Cyber Hymnal #7462
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