I come to Thee

Jesus, my Savior dear, thy loving voice

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Jesus, my Savior dear] (Bentley)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my Saviour dear,
Thy loving voice I hear
Inviting me;
And from my wanderings
‘Mid earth’s embittered springs,
My trembling heart now clings,
Dear Lord, to Thee.

2 Thou hast entreated long,
To woo my soul from wrong,
My sings to blot;
And now my willing heart
Would fain from sin depart;
My only help Thou art;
Forsake me not.

3 How couldst Thou suffer so,
To save my soul from woe,
To make me Thine?
Help me, blest Lamb, I pray,
To cast my doubts away,
And to be Thine today,
And call Thee mine.

4 O listen to my cry!
Thy precious blood apply,
I now implore.
My heart, blest Saviour, take,
And there Thy dwelling make,
And there Thy dwelling make,
For evermore.

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #73

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my Savior dear, thy loving voice
Title: I come to Thee
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bells of Heaven #d199

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #73

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Songs of Gratitude #d58

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