Come, My Soul, with Every Care

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1 Come, my soul, with ev'ry care;
Jesus loves to answer prayer.
He himself bids you to pray.
He will never turn away,
he will never turn away.

2 You are coming to a king--
large petitions with you bring.
For his grace and pow'r are such,
none can ever ask too much,
none can ever ask too much.

3 With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin;
let your blood, for sinners spilt,
set my conscience free from guilt,
set my conscience free from guilt.

4 Lord, your rest to me impart;
take possession of my heart.
There your blood-bought right maintain,
and without a rival reign,
and without a rival reign.

5 While I am a pilgrim here,
let your love my spirit cheer.
As my guide, my guard, my friend,
lead me to my journey's end,
lead me to my journey's end.

6 Show me what I have to do;
ev'ry hour my strength renew.
I would have your will, not mine;
for it's perfect, good, and kind,
for it's perfect, good, and kind.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #518

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, my soul, with ev'ry care
Title: Come, My Soul, with Every Care
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


VIENNA (Knecht)

HENDON (Malan)

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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