Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

This evening as I was listening to John MacArthur preach on the "ugliness of Christmas", which is his current series, he closed out the program with this compelling hymn. I hope that you will find it as stirring as I did. You can find his current series The Best of Christmas Here

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Joseph Hart (1712-1768)
"Come… take the water of life freely". Rev. 22:17

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love, and pow’r
2. Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance, Every grace that brings you nigh.
3. Let not conscience make you linger, Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth Is to feel your need of Him.
4. Come, ye weary, heavy laden, Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better, You will never come at all.

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.

Text: Joseph Hart; Refrain, source unknown
Music: Traditional American melody; Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835

Taken from: The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration

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