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Hymn: Ye wretched hungry starving poor (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Ye wretched hungry starving poor

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 358, click to see hymnal pages


YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,

Behold a royal feast!

Where mercy spreads her bounteous store,

For every humble guest.

See Jesus stands with open arms;

He calls he bids you come:

Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms:

But see! there yet is room-

Room in the Saviour's bleeding heart;

There love and pity meet;

Nor will he bid the soul depart,

That trembles at his feet.

O! come, and with his children taste

The blessings of his love;

While hope attends the sweet repast

Of nobler joys above.

There, with united heart and voice

Before th' eternal throne,

Ten thousand, thousand souls rejoice,

In ecstacies unknown.

And yet ten thousand thousand more

Are welcome still to come;

Ye longing souls, th' grace adore;

Approach, there is yet room.