Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.@Matthew 22:4
Isaac N. McHose (1822–1912)

Isaac N. McHose, in Songs of Sovereign Grace, by J. Lincoln Hall, William Kirkpatrick & Winfield S. Weeden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack, 1897), number 57.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

There’s a feast now awaiting, prepared by loving hands,
In the midst of the banquet, the gentle Savior stands;
Then no longer go roving o’er deserts bare and wild,
See! the Father now is waiting to greet His weary child.


You’re invited, are you coming?
O accept the invitation; all things are ready, come;
You’re invited, are you coming?
See the Father now is waiting to welcome wanderers home.

Come, for all things are ready, why will you stay away?
Hear the kind invitation, O come, without delay;
’Tis the day of salvation; why will you longer roam?
There’s a mansion now preparing, for you in yonder home.


’Tis a feast everlasting, abundant, rich and free,
Thro’ the blood of the Savior, an open door we see;
Come and wear the white raiment, the wedding garment fair,
And the Lord and all His angels will bid you welcome there.