Ye thirsty for God, to Jesus give ear

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1. Ye thirsty for God, to Jesus give ear,
And take, through His blood, a power to draw near;
His kind invitation ye sinners embrace,
Accepting salvation, salvation by grace.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7818

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye thirsty for God, to Jesus give ear
Author: Charles Wesley



LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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