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.