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{{Verse|1}} Ho! Every one that thirsts, draw nigh:
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{{Vs|1}} Ho! Every one that thirsts, draw nigh:
 
('Tis God invites the fallen race)
 
('Tis God invites the fallen race)
 
Mercy and free salvation buy;
 
Mercy and free salvation buy;
 
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.
 
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.
  
{{Verse|2}} Come to the living waters, come!
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{{Vs|2}} Come to the living waters, come!
 
Sinners, obey your Maker's call;
 
Sinners, obey your Maker's call;
 
Return, ye weary wanderers, home,
 
Return, ye weary wanderers, home,
 
And find my grace is free for all.
 
And find my grace is free for all.
  
{{Verse|3}} See from the rock a fountain rise!
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{{Vs|3}} See from the rock a fountain rise!
 
For you in healing streams it rolls:
 
For you in healing streams it rolls:
 
Money ye need not bring, nor price,
 
Money ye need not bring, nor price,
 
Ye lab'ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls.
 
Ye lab'ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls.
  
{{Verse|4}} Nothing ye in exchange shall give;
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{{Vs|4}} Nothing ye in exchange shall give;
 
Leave all you have and are behind;
 
Leave all you have and are behind;
 
Frankly the gift of God receive,
 
Frankly the gift of God receive,
 
Pardon, and peace in Jesus find.
 
Pardon, and peace in Jesus find.
  
{{Verse|5}} Why seek ye that which is not bread,
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{{Vs|5}} Why seek ye that which is not bread,
 
Nor can your hungry souls sustain?
 
Nor can your hungry souls sustain?
 
On ashes, husks, and air ye feed,
 
On ashes, husks, and air ye feed,
 
You spend your little all in vain.
 
You spend your little all in vain.
  
{{Verse|6}} In search of empty joys below,
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{{Vs|6}} In search of empty joys below,
 
Ye toil with unavailing strife:
 
Ye toil with unavailing strife:
 
Whither, ah whither would you go?
 
Whither, ah whither would you go?
 
I have the words of endless life.
 
I have the words of endless life.
  
{{Verse|7}} Hearken to me with earnest care,
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{{Vs|7}} Hearken to me with earnest care,
 
And freely eat substantial food;
 
And freely eat substantial food;
 
The sweetness of my mercy share,
 
The sweetness of my mercy share,
 
And taste that I alone am good.
 
And taste that I alone am good.
  
{{Verse|8}} I bid you all my goodness prove,
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{{Vs|8}} I bid you all my goodness prove,
 
My promises for all are free:
 
My promises for all are free:
 
Come taste the manna of my love,
 
Come taste the manna of my love,
And let your soul delight in me.
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And let your soul delight in me.}}
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{{Verse|9}} Your willing ear and heart incline,
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{{Vs|9}} Your willing ear and heart incline,
 
My words believingly receive;
 
My words believingly receive;
 
Quicken'd your soul, by faith divine,
 
Quicken'd your soul, by faith divine,
 
An everlasting life shall live.
 
An everlasting life shall live.
  
{{Verse|10}} You for my own I then shall take,
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{{Vs|10}} You for my own I then shall take,
 
Shall surely seal you for my own,
 
Shall surely seal you for my own,
 
My covenant of mercy make,
 
My covenant of mercy make,
 
And 'stablish it in David's Son.
 
And 'stablish it in David's Son.
  
{{Verse|11}} A faithful witness of my grace,
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{{Vs|11}} A faithful witness of my grace,
 
Him have I to the people given,
 
Him have I to the people given,
 
To teach a sinful world my ways,
 
To teach a sinful world my ways,
 
And lead and train them up for heaven.
 
And lead and train them up for heaven.
  
{{Verse|12}} Son of my love, behold, to thee
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{{Vs|12}} Son of my love, behold, to thee
 
From all eternity I give
 
From all eternity I give
 
Sinners who to thy wounds will flee;
 
Sinners who to thy wounds will flee;
 
The soul that chuseth life shall live.
 
The soul that chuseth life shall live.
  
{{Verse|13}} Nations, whom once thou didst not own,
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{{Vs|13}} Nations, whom once thou didst not own,
 
Thou thine inheritance shalt call;
 
Thou thine inheritance shalt call;
 
Nations who knew not thee shall run,
 
Nations who knew not thee shall run,
 
And hail the God that died for all.
 
And hail the God that died for all.
  
{{Verse|14}} For I, the holy God, and true,
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{{Vs|14}} For I, the holy God, and true,
 
To glorify thy name have sworn:
 
To glorify thy name have sworn:
 
And lo! My faithfulness I shew;
 
And lo! My faithfulness I shew;
 
And lo! To thee the Gentiles turn.
 
And lo! To thee the Gentiles turn.
  
{{Verse|15}} Seek ye the Lord with timely care,
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{{Vs|15}} Seek ye the Lord with timely care,
 
Ye servants of uncancel’d sin,
 
Ye servants of uncancel’d sin,
 
While all that seek may find him near
 
While all that seek may find him near
 
With open arms to take them in.
 
With open arms to take them in.
  
{{Verse|16}} His evil let the sinner leave,
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{{Vs|16}} His evil let the sinner leave,
 
In bitterness of spirit mourn,
 
In bitterness of spirit mourn,
 
Death's sentence in himself receive,
 
Death's sentence in himself receive,
And to a gracious God return.
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And to a gracious God return.}}
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{{Verse|17}} Surely our God will bid him live,
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{{Vs|17}} Surely our God will bid him live,
 
Will with the arms of love embrace;
 
Will with the arms of love embrace;
 
Freely, abundantly forgive,
 
Freely, abundantly forgive,
 
And shew him all his depths of grace.
 
And shew him all his depths of grace.
  
{{Verse|18}} For thus the mighty God hath said,
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{{Vs|18}} For thus the mighty God hath said,
 
My ways, and thoughts ye cannot scan;
 
My ways, and thoughts ye cannot scan;
 
Ye cannot, whom my hands have made,
 
Ye cannot, whom my hands have made,
 
Your infinite Creator span.
 
Your infinite Creator span.
  
{{Verse|19}} Me will ye mete with reason's line?
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{{Vs|19}} Me will ye mete with reason's line?
 
Or teach my grace how far to move?
 
Or teach my grace how far to move?
 
Fathom my mercy's deep design,
 
Fathom my mercy's deep design,
 
My heighth, and breadth, and length of love!
 
My heighth, and breadth, and length of love!
  
{{Verse|20}} Far as the heavens that earth surpass,
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{{Vs|20}} Far as the heavens that earth surpass,
 
Far as my throne those nether skies,
 
Far as my throne those nether skies,
 
My ways of love, and thoughts of grace,
 
My ways of love, and thoughts of grace,
 
Beyond your low conceptions rise.
 
Beyond your low conceptions rise.
  
{{Verse|21}} For as the snow from heaven comes down,
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{{Vs|21}} For as the snow from heaven comes down,
 
The first and latter rains distill,
 
The first and latter rains distill,
 
The earth with fruitfulness to crown,
 
The earth with fruitfulness to crown,
 
Man's heart with food and joy to fill.
 
Man's heart with food and joy to fill.
  
{{Verse|22}} As no return the shower can know,
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{{Vs|22}} As no return the shower can know,
 
But falls a thirsty land to chear,
 
But falls a thirsty land to chear,
 
But executes its charge below,
 
But executes its charge below,
 
While plenty decks the smiling year.
 
While plenty decks the smiling year.
  
{{Verse|23}} So shall the word my lips have spoke,
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{{Vs|23}} So shall the word my lips have spoke,
 
Accomplish that which I ordain;
 
Accomplish that which I ordain;
 
My word I never will revoke;
 
My word I never will revoke;
 
My word is not gone forth in vain.
 
My word is not gone forth in vain.
  
{{Verse|24}} In my redeeming work employ'd,
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{{Vs|24}} In my redeeming work employ'd,
 
And sent my pleasure to fulfill,
 
And sent my pleasure to fulfill,
 
Vain it shall not return, and void,
 
Vain it shall not return, and void,
But prosper, and perform my will.
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But prosper, and perform my will.}}
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{{Verse|25}} With me is plenteous mercy found,
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{{Vs|25}} With me is plenteous mercy found,
 
Redemption free for all to know;
 
Redemption free for all to know;
 
And where your sin doth most abound,
 
And where your sin doth most abound,
 
My more abundant grace shall flow.
 
My more abundant grace shall flow.
  
{{Verse|26}} From guilt and pain ye shall be freed,
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{{Vs|26}} From guilt and pain ye shall be freed,
 
From the black dungeon of despair,
 
From the black dungeon of despair,
 
Into my heavenly kingdom led,
 
Into my heavenly kingdom led,
 
And reap eternal pleasures there.
 
And reap eternal pleasures there.
  
{{Verse|27}} All ye that in my word believe,
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{{Vs|27}} All ye that in my word believe,
 
Shall see my love in Jesu's face;
 
Shall see my love in Jesu's face;
 
The peace and joy of faith receive,
 
The peace and joy of faith receive,
 
And triumph in my saving grace.
 
And triumph in my saving grace.
  
{{Verse|28}} The trees shall clap their hands and sing,
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{{Vs|28}} The trees shall clap their hands and sing,
 
Mountains and hills their voices raise;
 
Mountains and hills their voices raise;
 
All the new heavens and earth shall ring
 
All the new heavens and earth shall ring
 
With Jesus their Creator's praise.
 
With Jesus their Creator's praise.
  
{{Verse|29}} Where thorns deform'd the barren ground,
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{{Vs|29}} Where thorns deform'd the barren ground,
 
Where noisome weeds the soul o'erspread,
 
Where noisome weeds the soul o'erspread,
 
There shall the fruits of grace abound,
 
There shall the fruits of grace abound,
 
And second nature lift her head.
 
And second nature lift her head.
  
{{Verse|30}} The trees of God shall deck the soil,
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{{Vs|30}} The trees of God shall deck the soil,
 
The plants of righteousness arise;
 
The plants of righteousness arise;
 
The Lord shall on his garden smile,
 
The Lord shall on his garden smile,
 
His late-returning paradise.
 
His late-returning paradise.
  
{{Verse|31}} The earth, in token of his grace,
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{{Vs|31}} The earth, in token of his grace,
 
Shall spread the odour of his fame,
 
Shall spread the odour of his fame,
 
And everlasting trophies raise,
 
And everlasting trophies raise,
To glorify the Saviour's name.
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To glorify the Saviour's name.}}
</poem>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:49, 20 March 2015

General information

Ho, everyone that thirsts, draw nigh is a hymn by Charles Wesley, first published as the first hymn (on pages 1-6) in John and Charles Wesley's Hymns and Sacred Poems, London: 1740. In that collection, it is headed 'The Fifty Fifth Chapter of Isaiah'.

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1  Ho! Every one that thirsts, draw nigh:
('Tis God invites the fallen race)
Mercy and free salvation buy;
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.

2  Come to the living waters, come!
Sinners, obey your Maker's call;
Return, ye weary wanderers, home,
And find my grace is free for all.

3  See from the rock a fountain rise!
For you in healing streams it rolls:
Money ye need not bring, nor price,
Ye lab'ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls.

4  Nothing ye in exchange shall give;
Leave all you have and are behind;
Frankly the gift of God receive,
Pardon, and peace in Jesus find.

5  Why seek ye that which is not bread,
Nor can your hungry souls sustain?
On ashes, husks, and air ye feed,
You spend your little all in vain.

6  In search of empty joys below,
Ye toil with unavailing strife:
Whither, ah whither would you go?
I have the words of endless life.

7  Hearken to me with earnest care,
And freely eat substantial food;
The sweetness of my mercy share,
And taste that I alone am good.

8  I bid you all my goodness prove,
My promises for all are free:
Come taste the manna of my love,
And let your soul delight in me.

 

9  Your willing ear and heart incline,
My words believingly receive;
Quicken'd your soul, by faith divine,
An everlasting life shall live.

10  You for my own I then shall take,
Shall surely seal you for my own,
My covenant of mercy make,
And 'stablish it in David's Son.

11  A faithful witness of my grace,
Him have I to the people given,
To teach a sinful world my ways,
And lead and train them up for heaven.

12  Son of my love, behold, to thee
From all eternity I give
Sinners who to thy wounds will flee;
The soul that chuseth life shall live.

13  Nations, whom once thou didst not own,
Thou thine inheritance shalt call;
Nations who knew not thee shall run,
And hail the God that died for all.

14  For I, the holy God, and true,
To glorify thy name have sworn:
And lo! My faithfulness I shew;
And lo! To thee the Gentiles turn.

15  Seek ye the Lord with timely care,
Ye servants of uncancel’d sin,
While all that seek may find him near
With open arms to take them in.

16  His evil let the sinner leave,
In bitterness of spirit mourn,
Death's sentence in himself receive,
And to a gracious God return.

 

17  Surely our God will bid him live,
Will with the arms of love embrace;
Freely, abundantly forgive,
And shew him all his depths of grace.

18  For thus the mighty God hath said,
My ways, and thoughts ye cannot scan;
Ye cannot, whom my hands have made,
Your infinite Creator span.

19  Me will ye mete with reason's line?
Or teach my grace how far to move?
Fathom my mercy's deep design,
My heighth, and breadth, and length of love!

20  Far as the heavens that earth surpass,
Far as my throne those nether skies,
My ways of love, and thoughts of grace,
Beyond your low conceptions rise.

21  For as the snow from heaven comes down,
The first and latter rains distill,
The earth with fruitfulness to crown,
Man's heart with food and joy to fill.

22  As no return the shower can know,
But falls a thirsty land to chear,
But executes its charge below,
While plenty decks the smiling year.

23  So shall the word my lips have spoke,
Accomplish that which I ordain;
My word I never will revoke;
My word is not gone forth in vain.

24  In my redeeming work employ'd,
And sent my pleasure to fulfill,
Vain it shall not return, and void,
But prosper, and perform my will.

 

25  With me is plenteous mercy found,
Redemption free for all to know;
And where your sin doth most abound,
My more abundant grace shall flow.

26  From guilt and pain ye shall be freed,
From the black dungeon of despair,
Into my heavenly kingdom led,
And reap eternal pleasures there.

27  All ye that in my word believe,
Shall see my love in Jesu's face;
The peace and joy of faith receive,
And triumph in my saving grace.

28  The trees shall clap their hands and sing,
Mountains and hills their voices raise;
All the new heavens and earth shall ring
With Jesus their Creator's praise.

29  Where thorns deform'd the barren ground,
Where noisome weeds the soul o'erspread,
There shall the fruits of grace abound,
And second nature lift her head.

30  The trees of God shall deck the soil,
The plants of righteousness arise;
The Lord shall on his garden smile,
His late-returning paradise.

31  The earth, in token of his grace,
Shall spread the odour of his fame,
And everlasting trophies raise,
To glorify the Saviour's name.

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