Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Ev­er­ett, would you ?

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Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872)

Lyrics

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?