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 (1872–1962)

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 (1869–1950)


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.