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Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain

"Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain"

by James Montgomery, 1771-1854

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), pp. 117

 

1. Come to Calvary's holy mountain,

Sinners, ruined by the Fall;

Here a pureand healing fountain

Flows to you, to me, to all,

In a full, perpetual tide,

Opened when our Savior died.

2. Come in poverty and meanness,

Come defiled, without, within;

From infection and uncleanness,

From the leprosy of sin,

Wash your robes and make them white;

Ye shall walk with God in light.

3. Come in sorrow and contrition,

Wounded, impotent, and blind;

Here the guilty free remission,

Here the troubled peace, may find.

Health this fountain will restore;

He that drinks shall thirst no more.

4. He that drinks shall live forever;

'Tis a soul-renewing flood.

God is faithful; God will never

Break His covenant of blood,

Signed when our Redeemer died,

Sealed when He was glorified.

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Notes:

Hymn #149 from The Handbook to TLH

Text: Matt. 11: 28

Author: by James Montgomery, 1891

Composer: Ludwig M. Lindeman, 1871

Tune: Consolation