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-and-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.