Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sunday Hymn

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.

View Him prostrate in the garden;
On the ground your Maker lies.
On the bloody tree behold Him;
Sinner, will this not suffice?

Lo! th’incarnate God ascended,
Pleads the merit of His blood:
Venture on Him, venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.

Let not conscience make you linger,
Not of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Joseph Hart, 1759

3 Comments:

Blogger Beverly said...

Thanks again for your Sunday hymn. I also like your quote under your profile. I sent it to my son, who is going to be doing grad work in the field of education.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Thank you for all your kind comments! The comment comes from a long essay/pamphlet by Milton which would be worth a read.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Katherine said...

I love this hymn. It is one where the music really fits the message.

11:17 AM  

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