1 Come, come to the Savior, poor, sin-burdened soul,
Come bring Him thy sorrow, He will make thee whole;
He’s full of compassion, boundless is His love,
To seek and to save you, He came from above.
Come, come to the Savior, angels sweetly sing;
Come, come to the Savior, bell of heaven ring;
While Jesus is pleading, while thy loved ones pray,
Come, come to the Savior, no longer delay.
2 Come, come to the Savior, Oh, hear His sweet voice,
Come ye that are weary, make Him now your choice;
He waits to be gracious, longs to pardon thee,
Thy chains He will sever, come now and be free. [Refrain]
3 Come, come to the Savior, He’ll give thee sweet rest,
Come lay down thy burden, lean upon His breast;
So long thou hast wandered, weary, sad and lone,
Thy Saviour is calling, “poor wand’rer come home.” [Refrain]
4 Come, come to the Savior, the night cometh on,
Come, come to the Savior, day will soon be gone;
His Spirit so tender will not strive alway,
The harvest is passing, come, while it is day. [Refrain]
George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913.
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Display Title: Come to the SaviorFirst Line: Come, come to the Savior, poor, sin-burdened soulTune Title: [Come, come to the Savior, poor, sin-burdened soul]Author: G. B.Date: 1933Subject: Invitation Songs |