To Thee I Come

Just as I am, O Savior King

Author: Ira D. Sankey
Tune: ["Just as I am," O Savior King]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Just as I am,” O Saviour-King,
My life, my all to Thee I bring,
That Thou may’st teach my heart to sing;
O Lord, to Thee I come.

I come, I come, O Lord, to Thee,
That I may gain the victory
O’er all my foes, whate’er they be;
O Lord, to Thee I come.

2 In this, the morning of my day,
To Thee I give my self away,
Without reserve, without delay;
O Lord, to Thee I come. [Refrain]

3 I would not seek for fame or gold,
But rather that my heart may hold
The riches of Thy grace untold;
O Lord, to Thee I come. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #70

Author: Ira D. Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to New Castle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just as I am, O Savior King
Title: To Thee I Come
Author: Ira D. Sankey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I come, I come, O Lord to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #243

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Royal Hymnal #72

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Young People's Songs of Praise #70

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