Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Words & Mu­sic: L. Pinck­ney Hug­gins, in Song Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 249 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hug­gins’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sinners, the mes­sage is sound­ing,
Jesus is speak­ing to thee;
List while He’s ten­der­ly say­ing,
Weary one, come un­to Me.


Hear, O hear the Gos­pel call;
Come to Christ, be­fore Him fall;
He has said if you be­lieve,
Life eter­nal you shall have.

Jesus has car­ried your sor­rows,
Jesus has borne all your grief;
Now un­to you He is call­ing,
Come, and I’ll give you re­lief.


Come with your sins to the Sav­ior,
Come unto Him while you may;
This is the mes­sage He sends you,
Come and be­lieve Me to­day.


Sinners, while Je­sus is wait­ing,
Waiting to free­ly for­give,
Come and ac­cept of His mer­cy,
Trust Him, be­lieve Him and live.