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He Calleth Thee

Welcome, welcome, sinner, hear

Author: Josiah Conder
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Welcome, welcome, sinner, hear,
Hang not back through shame or fear;
Doubt not nor distrust the call,
Mercy is proclaimed to all.

Welcome to the offered peace,
Welcome prisoner to thy release,
Burst thy bonds; be saved, be free,
Rise and come he calleth thee.

2 Welcome to the cleansing fount
Springing from the sacred mount;
Welcome to the feast divine,
Bread of life and living wine. [Refrain]

3 All ye weary and distressed,
Welcome to relief and rest;
All is ready, hear the call
There is ample room for all. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #13

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Welcome, welcome, sinner, hear
Title: He Calleth Thee
Author: Josiah Conder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tread the powers of darkness down
Copyright: Public Domain



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