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I Am Coming, Lord, to Thee

I am coming, Lord, to thee, with a trembling heart

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [I am coming, Lord, to Thee, with a trembling heart]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am coming, Lord, to Thee, with a trembling heart,
I am coming with my soul distrest;
To Thy promise now I fly,
Leave, oh, leave me not to die,
I am coming, Lord, to Thee, for rest.

Coming, Lord, to Thee,
Coming, Lord, to Thee;
Coming with my soul distrest,
I am coming, I am coming,
I I am coming, Lord, to Thee for rest.

2 I am coming, Lord, to Thee, with my load of sin,
I am coming, weary, faint, and sore;
Tho’ I’ve slighted oft Thy grace,
And have turned from Thee my face,
I am coming, Lord, to roam no more. [Refrain]

3 I am coming, Lord, to Thee, but my faith is weak,
I am coming, wilt Thou hear my cry?
I have heard Thy gracious call,
At Thy loving feet I fall,
I am coming, tho’ I faint and die. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #112

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am coming, Lord, to thee, with a trembling heart
Title: I Am Coming, Lord, to Thee
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Coming, Lord, to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Calvary Echoes #d18

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #39

Gospel Melodies #d55

Happy Day #d49

Harvest Bells No.3 #d33

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Honey Out of the Rock #112

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Honey Out of the Rock #112

Songs of Promise #d37

Songs of Refreshing Nos. 1 and 2 Combined. Rev. #d49

Spirit of Song #d39

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d122

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The Standard Church Hymnal #359

Work and Worship #d44

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