Wanderer, Come

Wanderer, come, O come to Jesus

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [Wanderer, come, O come to Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Source: The Ark of Praise #24

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. 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, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer, come, O come to Jesus
Title: Wanderer, Come
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Ark of Praise #24

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