Come Ye Sinners

The words of this hymn are simply fabulous. I stumble upon it now and again, and I’m always struck by it. You can listen to the Indelible Grace version here.

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus, ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, joined with power.
He is able, He is able;
He is willing; doubt no more.

Come ye needy, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.
Without money, without money
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry ’til you’re better,
You will never come at all.
Not the righteous, not the righteous;
Sinners Jesus came to call.

Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requires
Is to feel your need of Him.
This He gives you, this He gives you, 
‘Tis the Spirit’s rising beam.

Lo! The Incarnate God, ascended;
Pleads the merit of His blood.
Venture on Him; venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.
None but Jesus, none but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good.


2 thoughts on “Come Ye Sinners

  1. I LOVE this hymn too! Which is your favourite verse? I’m torn between the first, fourth and fifth…. Okay so all of them are brilliant! (Especially how they start by taking you from where you are: ‘Jesus is able to help’ – mm, guess that’s good news… to something even better: ‘He is willing!’ Not just able, but inclined to help those who need it!)


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