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Come to Jesus, weary soul

Come to Jesus, weary soul

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come to Jesus, weary soul]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to Jesus, weary soul,
He is waiting to forgive;
Do you doubt his love and grace?
Can you not his word believe?

Has he not promised your sins to forgive?
Is he not faithful and true?
Christ never turned a poor sinner away;
Lo! there is mercy for you.

2 Come to Jesus, and for sin
There a perfect cleansing find;
He is full of truth and grace,
He is merciful and kind. [Refrain]

3 Come to Jesus, burdened one,
While he is so very nigh;
Cast away your doubts and fears,
For he now is passing by. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #54

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to Jesus, weary soul
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Come, sinner, come today



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Triumphant Songs No.1 #54

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