Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy | Hymn of the Week

Lyrics

Verse 1
Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
full of pity, love, and power.

Refrain
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.

Verse 2
Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome;
God’s free bounty glorify,
true belief and true repentance,
every grace that brings you nigh.

Verse 3
Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
lost and ruined by the fall;
if you tarry till you’re better,
you will never come at all.

Verse 4
Let not conscience make you linger,
nor of fitness fondly dream;
all the fitness he requireth
is to feel your need of him.

Text: Joseph Hart (1759), altered, with anonymous refrain
Music: ARISE (RESTORATION), American Folk Melody (1835)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Copyright: Public Domain

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