The Gospel Invitation

We are told of the feast and the wedding

Author: Horace N. Lincoln
Tune: [We are told of the feast and the wedding]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are told of the feast and the wedding,
Which the King had prepared in his home,
When the few that were bidden had spurned it,
Many more were invited to come.

Out on the highways, into the byways,
Over the mountain, over the sea,
Carry the message, tell of salvation,
Ring out the tidings, “Mercy is free.”

2 Christ today spreads a banquet of mercy,
And his servants invite to his home;
Sinner, all now is ready and waiting,
On the highways of sin cease to roam. [Refrain]

3 Slight no longer the kind invitation,
And the message of mercy we bring;
O accept now the bounty of Jesus,
And sit down at the feet of thy King. [Refrain]

4 Still the Spirit so tenderly woos you,
And the Bride full of love, echoes, “Come;”
Him that heareth and will, whosoever,
Let him come to the heavenly home. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #82

Author: Horace N. Lincoln

Horace Neely Lincoln, 1859-1948. Horace was the son of James Lin­coln and Em­a­line King, and hus­band of Et­ta Lee Thur­mand (mar­ried 1887). He moved with his fa­mi­ly to Tex­as when he was se­ven years old. At age 10, he be­gan at­tend­ing a sing­ing school con­duct­ed by James M. Jol­ley of Mis­sis­sip­pi. In 1880, he taught his first sing­ing class in his old neigh­bor­hood school house. Lat­er that year, he at­tend­ed his first nor­mal mu­sic school, taught at Moun­tain Home (now Hol­land), Tex­as. Lincoln had oth­er mu­sic­al train­ing under L. B. Shook (a for­mer stu­dent of Phil­ip Bliss) and John Mc­Pher­son of Il­li­nois. In 1898, he grad­u­at­ed from the Chi­ca­go Na­tion­a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are told of the feast and the wedding
Title: The Gospel Invitation
Author: Horace N. Lincoln
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Out on the highways, into the byways
Copyright: Public Domain



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