Advent Hymnals

531. URGE THEM TO COME

Christ in Song,

1.
In the highways and hedges go seek for the lost,
Gather them in to the fold,
Was the earnest command that our Saviour divine
Taught his disciples of old.

Chorus:
Urge them to come, show them the way;
Tenderly, lovingly, bring them today;
Urge them to come, why should they roam?
Bring them along to our dear Saviour's home.

2.
If the Shepherd we love, we will care for the sheep;
Precious are they in his sight;
They are out in the desert, they wander alone;
Lead them from darkness to light.  [Chorus]

3.
To the weary and thirsty the Saviour has said,
"Come, heavy laden, to me,
I will give you to drink of the water of life;"
Tell them the fountain is free.  [Chorus]

4.
There's welcome for all in the kingdom of grace,
All who repent and believe;
And the souls that have stray'd and returned to the fold,
Jesus will gladly receive.  [Chorus]

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Title Urge Them to Come
Key A♭ Major
Titles Urge them to come, show them the way;
First Line In the highways and hedges go seek for the lost
Author Dr. C. R. Blackall
Year 1908
Composer W. H. Doane
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Tune In the highways and hedges go seek for the lost
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Subjects Christ: Teachers' Meetings; Living His Life: Teachers' Meetings; Living His Life: Call to Activity
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