Scripture Verse

Come, ye children, hearken unto me. Psalm 34:11


Asa B. Everett (1828–1875)

Words: Tho­mas Hast­ings, in Ev­an­ge­li­cal Hymns, ed­it­ed by J. N. Hoff­man (Cham­bers­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: W. O. Hick­ok, 1838), num­ber 182. Youth in­vit­ed to the Sav­ior.

Music: Io­nia Asa B. Ev­er­ett (1828–1875) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Hastings (1784–1872)


Children, hear the melt­ing story
Of the Lamb that once was slain;
’Tis the Lord of life and glo­ry:
Shall He plead with you in vain?
O re­ceive Him, O re­ceive Him,
And sal­va­tion now ob­tain.

Yield no more to sin and fol­ly,
So dis­pleas­ing in His sight;
Jesus loves the pure and ho­ly,
They alone are His de­light;
Seek His fa­vor, seek His fa­vor,
And your hearts to Him unite.

All your sins to Him con­fess­ing
Who is rea­dy to for­give;
Seek the Sav­ior’s rich­est bless­ing,
On His pre­cious name be­lieve;
He is wait­ing, He is wait­ing,
Will you not His grace re­ceive?