Come You Sinners Poor and Needy

The verses of this hymn were written by Jo­seph Hart and and published in his "Hymns Composed on Various Subjects" (1759), along with the refrain by an anonymous author.

With meter of 87 87, tunes that it has been set to include:
  • ARISE by Phillip P Bliss (1839 - 1876)
  • RESTORATION from The Southern Har­mo­ny and Musical Com­pan­ion, by Wil­liam Walk­er (1835)
  • BEACH SPRING by Ben­ja­min F. White, 1844 (published in Sac­red Harp)



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

Refrain (repeat between all verses) 
I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Saviour,
O there are ten thousand charms.

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

Come, you 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.

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