63*. "All Things Are Ready": Come

by Midlane
"All things are ready": Come,
Come to the supper spread;
Come, rich and poor; come, old and young,
Come, and be richly fed.
“Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many. And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.” (Luke 14:16-24)
"All things are ready": Come,
Oh make no vain excuse:
No yoke of oxen, wife or field,
Instead of Jesus choose.
"All things are ready": Come,
The invitation's given,
Through Him who now in glory sits
At God's right hand in heaven.
"All things are ready": Come,
The door is open wide;
Oh feast upon the love of God,
For Christ His Son has died.
"All things are ready": Come,
All hindrance is removed;
And God, in Christ, His precious love
To fallen man has proved.
"All things are ready": Come,
Tomorrow may not be;
O sinner, come, the Savior waits
This hour to welcome thee!