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
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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).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

’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.

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