Scripture Verse

All things are ready: Come. Matthew 22:4

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, 1897.

Music: Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner
1850–1919

Lyrics

Come, for all is rea­dy, and the feast is spread,
Come, for Je­sus of­fers you the liv­ing Bread,
Hear His in­vi­tation, ’mid the toil and strife,
Come, and take the gift of life.

Refrain

Hear the word, all may come;
Without price, come and take eter­nal life.

Gospel bells are ring­ing, hear the ec­ho sweet,
Calling in the wan­d’ring to the Sav­ior’s feet,
Heed the ten­der mes­sage, seek the great re­ward,
Hear the voice of Christ your Lord.

Refrain

Welcome, ev­er wel­come to the feast of love,
Whosoever will, may see His face above,
Hark, with hal­le­lujahs, how the high courts ring,
Come, and crown the Sav­ior King.

Refrain

You who know how pre­cious is His grace so free,
Take the gift of life yet more abun­dant­ly.
Spread the in­vi­ta­tion, there is room for all,
Sound abroad the lov­ing call.

Refrain