"Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain"
by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
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.
Hymn #149 from The Handbook to TLH
Text: Matt. 11: 28
Author: by James Montgomery, 1891
Composer: Ludwig M. Lindeman, 1871