Hear The Word

Come, for all is ready, and the feast is spread

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Come, for all is ready, and the feast is spread]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Come, for all is ready, and the feast is spread,
Come, for Jesus offers you the living Bread,
Hear His invitation, ’mid the toil and strife,
Come, and take the gift of life.

Hear the word,
All may come,
Without price,
Come and take eternal life.

2 Gospel bells are ringing, hear the echo sweet,
Calling in the wand’ring to the Savior’s feet,
Heed the tender message, seek the great reward,
Hear the voice of Christ your Lord. [Refrain]

3 Welcome, ever welcome to the feast of love,
Whosoever will, may see His face above,
Hark, with hallelujahs, how the high courts ring,
Come, and crown the Savior King. [Refrain]

4 You who know how precious is His grace so free,
Take the gift of life yet more abundantly.
Spread the invitation, there is room for all,
Sound abroad the loving call. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9762

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, for all is ready, and the feast is spread
Title: Hear The Word
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear the word
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9762
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