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Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,

Come and welcome, to Jesus Christ.

Poet: Joseph Hart, 1759
Meter: Particular Meter: 8,7,8,7,4,7
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore.
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity join'd with pow'r.
He is able, he is able, he is able;
He is willing: doubt no more.

Beach Spring 81t, Stanza 1

Jesus Is Willing (Beach Spring) 81, Stanza 1
Lo! ye needy; come, and welcome;
God's free bounty glorify.
True belief, and true repentance,
Ev'ry grace that brings us nigh,
Without money, without money, without money,
Come to Jesus Christ, and buy.

Jesus Is Willing (Beach Spring) 81, Stanza 2
Let not conscience make you linger:
Nor of fitness fondly dream.
All the fitness he requireth
Is, to feel your need of him:
This he is gives you, this he gives you, this he gives you;
Tis the Spirit's rising beam.

Beach Spring 81t, Stanza 2

Jesus Is Willing (Beach Spring) 81, Stanza 3
Come ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruis'd and mangled by the Fall;
If you tarry, till you're better,
You will never come at all.
Not the righteous, not the righteous, not the righteous:
Sinners, Jesus came to call.

View him grovling in the Garden;
Lo! your Maker prostrate lies.
On the bloody tree behold him;
Hear him cry, before he dies;
It is finish'd, it is finish'd, it is finish'd.
Sinner, will not this suffice?

Beach Spring 81t, Stanza 3

Lo! th' incarnate God, ascended,
Heads the merit of his blood.
Venture on his, venture wholly;
Let not other trust intrude.
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, none but Jesus,
Can do helpless sinners good.

Beach Spring 81t, Stanza 4

Saints and angels join'd in concert,
Sing the praises of the Lamb;
While the blissful seats of heav'n
Sweetly echo with his name.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Sinners here may sing the same.

Hart, Joseph. Hymns Composed on Various Subjects. New Edition. London: W. Day, 1811.