During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

O, Come at Once to Jesus

I'm poor, and blind, and wretched

Author: Archibald Kenyon
Tune: KIEV
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m poor, and blind, and wretched,
I’m full of doubts and fears;
My heart is weak and wicked,
My cheeks are wet with tears;
My soul is full of sadness,
Of sin, and pain, and grief;
Oh for a ray of gladness,
Of pardon and relief!

Oh, come at once to Jesus,
Whate’er your burden be,
And though your sins are many,
His blood can make you free.

2 And will the blessèd Savior
This guilty soul make pure?
May I be His forever?
May I His love secure? [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9953

Author: Archibald Kenyon

Kenyon, Archibald, was born at Athol, Warren County, New York, July 31, 1813, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1838. He has written a large number of hymns, several of which are found in the Royal Diadem, Pure Gold, Our Glad Hosanna, Glad Refrain, and other American Sunday Schools and Mission hymn-books. "Jesus, hear me when I pray" (Divine Help desired) in Our Glad Hosanna, 1882, is a good example of his work. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm poor, and blind, and wretched
Title: O, Come at Once to Jesus
Author: Archibald Kenyon
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, come at once to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9953
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #9953

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.