Scripture Verse

The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17


Isaac H. Meredith

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, 1899. Pub­lished in Ocean Grove Songs, ed­it­ed by James N. Fitz­ger­ald, Charles H. Yat­man & Ta­li Es­en Mor­gan (Ocean Grove: New Jer­sey: Ocean Grove As­so­ci­a­tion, 1900), num­ber 20.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar


A glorious invitation
Now calls you to the feast;
Each soul is now invited,
The greatest and the least.
Come, all ye heavy laden,
With sorrow or with care—
Today you are invited,
Your burdens Christ will bear.


The Spirit says come,
The Bride says come;
Let him that heareth come;
Let him that thirsteth come,
And whosoever will
Let him take of the water of
Life freely.

That blessèd invitation!
Oh, hear today and heed;
The Spirit now is calling,
Why longer dwell in need?
Thy soul today is fainting,
For Christ the living bread;
Accept the invitation,
Come while the feast is spread.


Repeat the invitation!
Pass on the blessèd news;
Let none forsake His mercy,
Or pardon now refuse.
’Tis Jesus that is calling—
All things are ready, come—
The Spirit will direct you,
The Bride will welcome home.