Ye, humble sinner, in whose breast

Representative Text

1. Come, humble sinner, in whose breast A thousand thoughts revolve, Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed, And make this last resolve. 2. I’ll go to Jesus, though my sin Hath like a mountain rose; I know His courts, I’ll enter in, Whatever may oppose. 3. I can but perish if I go, I am resolved to try, For if I stay away I know I must forever die.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #29a

Author: Edmund Jones

Jones, Edmund, son of the Rev. Philip Jones, Cheltenham, was born in 1722, and attended for a time the Baptist College at Bristol. At the age of 19 he began to preach for the Baptist Congregation at Exeter, and two years afterwards he became its pastor. In 1760 he published a volume of Sacred Poems. After a very-useful ministry he died April 15, 1765. From an old manuscript record of the Exeter Baptist Church, it appears that it was under his ministry in the year 1759, that singing was first introduced into that Church as a part of worship. As a hymn-writer he is known chiefly through:— Come, humble sinner, in whose breast. This hymn appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1181, No. 355, in 1 stanza of 4 lines, and headed, "The successfu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye humble sinners, in whose breast
Title: Ye, humble sinner, in whose breast
Author: Edmund Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #274


The Cyber Hymnal #856

The New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition #24

The Sacred Harp (Rev. Cooper Ed.) #29a

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