Hymn Story: Come, come to Jesus, do not keep him waiting
Come, come to Jesus, do not keep him waiting was written by Elisha Hoffman. He sought to create songs for congregational worship. He said “a lyric poem, reverently and devotionally conceived, which is designed to be sung and which expresses the worshipper’s attitude toward God or God’s purposes in human life. It should be simple and metrical in form, genuinely emotional, poetic and literary in style, spiritual in quality, and in its ideas so direct and so immediately apparent as to unify a congregation while singing it.”
His text are often repetitive, yet sharing deep theological truths through his lyrics.