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
And 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.

3 With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin;
Let your blood, for sinners spilt,
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.

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.

6 Show me what I am to do;
Ev'ry hour my strength renew.
Let me live a life of faith;
Let me die your people's death.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #409

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… 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



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