Scripture Verse

Come thou and all thy house into the ark. Genesis 7:1

Introduction

illustration
Animals Enter the Ark

Words: Anon­y­mous, in The Ad­vent Harp (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chusetts: J. V. Himes, 1849), num­ber 85.

Music: Valeland from the Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Hymn and Tune Book (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Book Con­cern, 1898), num­ber 229 (🔊 pdf nwc)

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Lyrics

Come to the ark—come to the ark;
To Jesus come away:
The pestilence walks forth by night,
The arrows fly by day.

Come to the ark—the waters rise,
The seas their billows rear;
While darkness gathers o’er the skies,
Behold a refuge near!

Come to the ark—all, all that weep
Beneath the sense of sin:
Without, deep calleth unto deep,
But all is peace within.

Come to the ark—ere yet the flood
Your lingering steps oppose;
Come, for the door which open stood
Is now about to close.