356. Jesus, Savior, Come to Me

1 Jesus, Savior, come to me;
Let me ever be with Thee.
Come and nevermore depart,
Thou who reignest in my heart.

2 Lord, for Thee I ever sigh,
Nothing else can satisfy.
Ever do I cry to Thee:
Jesus, Jesus, come to me!

3 Earthly joys can give no peace,
Cannot bid my longing cease;
Still to have my Jesus near,
This is all my pleasure here.

4 All that makes the angels glad,
In their garb of glory clad,
Only fills me with distress
If Thy presence does not bless.

5 Thou alone, my God and Lord,
Art my Glory and Reward.
Thou hast bled for me and died;
In Thy wounds I safely hide.

8 Come, then, Lamb for sinners slain,
Come and ease me of my pain.
Evermore I cry to Thee:
Jesus, Jesus, come to me!

9 Patiently I wait Thy Day;
For this gift, O Lord, I pray,
That, when death shall come to me,
My dear Jesus Thou wilt be.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Savior, come to me
Title: Jesus, Savior, Come to Me
German Title: Jesu, komm doch selbst zu mir
Translator: Matthias Loy (1861, alt.)
Author: Johann Scheffler (1658, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Redeemer
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: "Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch," Halle, 1704

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