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Fairfield 29t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Hitchcock, 1791
Poet: Edmund Jones, 1787
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Come, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve,
Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed,
And make this last resolve.


Come, humble Sinner, in whose Breast, Stanza 1
2
Iíll go to Jesus, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I know His courts, Iíll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.


Come, humble Sinner, in whose Breast, Stanza 2
3
I can but perish if I go,
I am resolved to try,
For if I stay away I know
I must forever die.


Come, humble Sinner, in whose Breast, Stanza 6