1 Wand’rer, come, oh, come to Jesus,
Come, and in contrition bow,
Lo! he waits to freely pardon,
Give salvation, here and now,
Wand’rer, come, the feast is ready,
You are an invited guest,
Banquet with the world’s Redeemer,
Calvary’s Hero gives sweet rest.
Wand’rer, come, wand’rer, come,
Jesus lingers, oh, what love!
He is waiting, he is pleading,
He will all your sins forgive.
2 Wand’rer, come, oh, haste to Jesus,
He’s the refuge in the storm;
Rocks and mountains will not hide you
In the day of dread alarm;
Wand’rer, come, accept the message
Faithful heralds now proclaim;
Christ is passing, venture to him,
He may never pass again.
3 Wand’rer, come, give all to Jesus,
Come, and find his promise true,
Come confessing, come believing,
He will meet and welcome you;
Wand’rer, come, tho’ sins like scarlet
May your waiting Saviour grieve,
Still he lingers not to pardon,
Come, repent, accept, believe.
4 Wand’rer, come, you’re still invited,
Jesus spreads his wounded hands,
Let his love constrain you thither;
Faith along his love demands.
Whosoever hears the message
Need not wait, nor backward shrink;
Whosoever will may find him,
Whosoever thirsts may drink.
Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland.
Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident.
Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey.
Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include:
The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >