"Whosoever Will"

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1. "Whosoever heareth," shout, shout the sound!
Spread the blessed tidings all the world around:
Tell the joyful news wherever man is found,
"Whosoever will may come."

"Whosoever will, whosoever will!"
Send the proclamation over vale and hill;
"Tis a loving Father calls the wand'rer home:
"Whosoever will may come."

2. "Whosoever cometh need not delay,
Now the door is open, enter while you may;
Jesus is the true, the only Living Way:
"Whosoever will may come."

"Whosoever will, whosoever will!"
Send the proclamation over vale and hill;
"Tis a loving Father calls the wand'rer home:
"Whosoever will may come."

3. "Whosoever will" the promise is secure;
"Whosoever will," forever just endure;
"Whosoever will!" 'tis life forever more;
"Whosoever will may come."

"Whosoever will, whosoever will!"
Send the proclamation over vale and hill;
"Tis a loving Father calls the wand'rer home:
"Whosoever will may come."


Source: Baptist Hymnal 1991 #314

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Whosoever heareth" shout, shout the sound!
Title: "Whosoever Will"
Author: P. P. Bliss (1870)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Whosoever will, whosoever will!"

Notes

Whosoever heareth, shout, shout the sound. Jesus the Way. Written during the winter of 1869-70 after hearing Mr. H. Moorhouse (from England) preach on St. John iii. 16.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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