Scripture Verse

If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. John 7:37–38

Introduction

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Johann M. Haydn
1737–1806

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), vol­ume 2, num­ber 432.

Music: Ly­ons, at­trib­ut­ed to Jo­hann M. Hay­dn (1737–1806). Ar­ranged by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, Sac­red Me­lo­dies (Lon­don: 1815) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

Ye thirsty for God, to Je­sus give ear,
And take, through His blood,
The power to draw near;
His kind invitation, ye sinners, embrace,
The sense of sal­va­tion, accepting by grace.

Sent down from above, who governs the skies,
In vehement love
To sinners He cries,
Drink into My Spi­rit, who happy would be,
And all things inherit by coming to Me.

O Sav­ior of all, Thy Word we believe,
And come at Thy call,
Thy grace to receive;
The blessing is given wherever Thou art.
The earnest of Hea­ven is love in the heart.

To us at Thy feet the Com­fort­er give,
Who gasp to admit
Thy Spi­rit, and live;
The weakest believers acknowledge for Thine,
And fill us with rivers of water divine.