All things are ready: Come.@Matthew 22:4
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Sunday School Praises, by William J. Kirkpatrick (Cincinnati, Ohio: Jennings & Pye, 1900), number 55. Some hymnals show the author as Lidie H. Edmunds, Eliza’s pseudonym.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

Come, for all things are ready!
’Tis a banquet of love;
Here’s a free invitation
From the Master above:
It is written in crimson,
Drawn from Calvary’s flood,
From the wonderful fountain
Of the soul cleansing blood.

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Oh, what fullness in Jesus!
Oh, what gladness to know,
Though our sins be as scarlet,
He’ll make them as snow.

Come, for all things are ready!
Heaven’s bounty is spread;
Take the cup of salvation,
Take the life giving bread:
Come, the poor and unworthy,
Come, though sinful and weak;
’Tis the hungry and thirsty
Whom the Master doth seek.

Refrain

Come, for all things are ready!
Here’s a robe, snowy white,
Fairer far than the raiment
Of the angels of light:
For the beauty of Jesus
Will thy covering be;
Only ask for this garment,
’Twill be given to thee.

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