Come, ye weary sinners, come, All who groan beneath your loadAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Come, ye weary sinners, come,
All who feel your heavy load;
Jesus calls His wanderers home;
Hasten to your pardoning God.
2 Come, ye guilty souls oppressed,
Answer to the Savior’s call:
"Come, and I will give you rest;
"Come, and I will save you all."
3 Jesus, full of truth and love,
We Thy gracious call obey;
Faithful let Thy mercies prove,
Take our load of guilt away.
4 Fain we would on Thee rely,
Cast on Thee our sin and care:
To Thine arms of mercy fly,
Find our lasting quiet there.
5 Lo, we come to Thee for ease:
True and gracious as Thou art,
Now our weary souls release,
Write forgiveness on our heart.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #58
Come, ye weary sinners, come. C. Wesley. [Invitation.] First published in his Hymns for those that seek, and those that have Redemption, &c, 1747, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 220). With slight alterations, and the omission of stanza iii., it was included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 28, and has been retained in all later editions. This is also the text usually given in other collections, both in Great Britain and America. In the Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849, and the New Hymnal of the same body, 1878, the hymn “Come, weary sinners, come," is a cento from this hymn. It was made by the Committee of the 1849 book. The original 8 of 7 is turned into S. M.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Small Church Music #6712||Messiah||Come, ye weary sinners, come||MESSIAH||Charles Wesley||126.96.36.199.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1022||Come, Ye Weary Sinners, Come||Come, ye weary sinners, come||MESSIAH||Charles Wesley||77.77 D||<cite>Hymns for Those That Seek</cite>, 1747|