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Come, every soul by sin oppressed

Come, every soul by sin oppressed, There's mercy in the Lord

Author: John H. Stockton (1874)
Tune: [Come every soul by sin oppressed] (Stockton)
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1 Come, every soul by sin oppressed,
there's mercy with the Lord,
and He will surely give you rest
by trusting in His word.

Only trust Him, only trust Him,
only trust Him now;
He will save you, He will save you.
He will save you now.

2 For Jesus shed His precious blood
rich blessings to bestow;
plunge now into the crimson flood
that washes white as snow. [Refrain]

3 Yes, Jesus is the truth, the way,
that leads you into rest;
believe in Him without delay,
and you are fully blest. [Refrain]

4 Come, then, and join this holy band,
and on to glory go,
to dwell in that celestial land
where joys immortal flow. [Refrain]

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #475

Author: John H. Stockton

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875. Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, every soul by sin oppressed, There's mercy in the Lord
Title: Come, every soul by sin oppressed
Author: John H. Stockton (1874)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Only trust him, only trust him,
Copyright: Public Domain


[Come every soul by sin oppressed] (Stockton)

John H. Stockton (b. New Hope, PA, 1813; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1877) composed MINERVA for one of his own gospel-hymn texts, "Come, Every Soul by Sin Oppressed." The tune was published in his Salvation Melodies No.1 (1874); however, it had also been published earlier in Joyful Songs Nos. 1-3 Combined…

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African American Heritage Hymnal #369TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #317TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #465TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #475TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #312TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #298Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #478
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #279
Sing Joyfully #361TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #146Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #277
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #480TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #329
The Cyber Hymnal #949TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #330Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #146
The United Methodist Hymnal #337TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #443TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #675TextPage Scan
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