Scripture Verse

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. Revelation 22:17


Words & Mu­sic: D. S. John­ston, in Shin­ing Ri­ver, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry S. Per­kins & Will­iam O. Per­kins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chusetts: Ol­iv­er Di­tson, 1875), page 14 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thy Savior is tenderly calling thee now,
O careless one, calling to thee;
He’s pleading and waiting to hear thy vow,
He’s calling, calling thee now.


Sinner, thy Savior is calling, calling to thee.
Accept the sweet pardon He now will give;
O sinner, He’s calling thee.

Too long you have followed your own crooked way,
Till weary and tired of sin;
He shows you a refuge of hope today,
You’ll find it only in Him.


Your loved ones are pleading and praying for you,
In tears they have agonized long;
The angels are waiting to tell the news,
And all will join in the song.