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Come, humble Sinner, in whose Breast

The successful Resolve—I will go in unto the King, Esther iv.16.

Poet: Edmund Jones, 1787
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Come, humble Sinner, in whose Breast
A thousand Thoughts revolve,
Come, with your Guilt and Fear opprest;
And make this last Resolve.


Fairfield 29t, Stanza 1
Never Part 94, Stanza 1

Come, Humble Sinner (Fairfield) 29t, Stanza 1
2
“I’ll go to JESUS, tho’ my Sin
“Hath like a Mountain rose;
“I know his Courts, I’ll enter in,
“Whatever may oppose.


Fairfield 29t, Stanza 2

Come, Humble Sinner (Fairfield) 29t, Stanza 2
3
“Prostrate I’ll lie before his Throne,
“And there my Guilt confess;
“I’ll tell him I’m a Wretch undone,
“Without his sovereign Grace.



4
“I’ll to the gracious King approach,
“Whose Scepter Pardon gives,
“Perhaps he may Command my Touch,
“And then the Suppliant lives.



5
“Perhaps he will admit my Plea,
“Perhaps will hear my Prayer;
“But if I perish I will pray,
“And perish only there.



6
“I can but perish if I go,
“I am resolv’d to try:
“For if I stay away, I know
“I must for ever die.”


Fairfield 29t, Stanza 3

Come, Humble Sinner (Fairfield) 29t, Stanza 3

Rippon, John. A Selection Hymns, From the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix to Dr. Watts’ Psalms and Hymns. 14th Edition. London: Printed and published by S.C. Ustick, 1807.