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The Savior's Invitation

Representative Text

1 The Savior calls; let ev'ry ear
Attend the heav'nly sound.
O doubting souls, dismiss your fear;
Hope smiles reviving round.

2 For every thirsty, longing heart
Here streams of bounty flow
And life and health and bliss impart
To banish mortal woe.

3 Here springs of sacred pleasures rise
To ease your every pain,
Immortal fountain, full supplies:
Nor shall you thirst in vain.

4 O sinners, come, hear mercy’s voice;
The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heav'nly joys,
And can you yet delay?

5 Dear Savior, draw reluctant hearts;
To you let sinners fly
And take the bliss your love imparts,
Revive, and never die.

Source: Lutheran Worship #350

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior calls, let every ear
Title: The Savior's Invitation
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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HEBER (Kingsley)


Timeline

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The Cyber Hymnal #5902
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Lutheran Worship #350

The Baptist Hymnal #232

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The Cyber Hymnal #5902

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