Scripture Verse

Whosoever will, let him take the free gift of the water of life.@Revelation 22:17

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by John Swa­nel Ins­kip (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1882), num­ber 25. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Liz­zie Ed­wards, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Tidings, happy tidings,
Hark! hark! the sound!
Hear the joyful echo
Through the world resound;
Christ the Lord proclaims them,
Hear and heed the call,
Come, ye starving ones that perish,
Room, room for all.

Refrain

Whosoever asketh,
Jesus will receive;
Whosoever thirsteth,
Jesus will relieve.
See the living waters
Flowing full and free;
O the blessèd whosoever,
That means me.

Tidings, happy tidings,
Hark! hark! they say,
Do not slight the warning,
Come, O come today.
Christ, our loving Savior,
Still repeats the call—
Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Room, room for all.

Refrain

Tidings, happy tidings,
Hark! hark! again!
Rushing o’er the mountain,
Sweeping o’er the plain;
Onward goes the message,
Tis the Savior’s call,
Come, for everything is ready,
Room, room for all.

Refrain