Come at Once to Jesus

O come to the merciful Savior who calls you

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 O come to the merciful Savior who calls you,
O come to the Lord who forgives and forgets;
Though dark be the fortune on earth that befalls you,
There's a bright home above where the sun never sets.

2 O come then to Jesus, whose arms are extended
To fold His dear children in closest embrace;
O come, for your exile will shortly be ended,
And Jesus will show you His beautiful face.

3 Yes, come to the Savior, whose mercy grows brighter
The longer you look at the depths of His love;
And fear not! ’tis Jesus, and life’s cares grow lighter
As you think of the home and the glory above.

4 Come, come to His feet, and lay open your story
Of suff'ring and sorrow, of guilt and of shame;
For the pardon of sin is the crown of His glory,
And the joy of our Lord to be true to His name.

Source: Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #105

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 49 of 49)

A Church of England Hymn Book #547

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d174

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #161

Best Hymns No. 2 #d96

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Best Hymns No. 3 #49

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Cân a Mawl #175

Carmina for Social Worship #d179

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #122

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #297

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Carmina Sanctorum #297

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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #179

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #96

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #665

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #703

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Concordia #105

Diocesan Hymnal #d87

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Good as Gold #15a

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #96

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #333

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #599

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #637

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #227

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #227

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #412

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #121

Melody for the Sunday School #d59

Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #88

Peerless Hymns #d148

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d127

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #107

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S. Mary's hymnal #54

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Songs of Praise #122

Songs of Saving Power #d147

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Sunday-School Book #216

Sunlit Songs #d94

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Tears and Triumphs #59

The American Hymnal #d377

The Book of Common Praise #769

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d207

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #472

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d251

The Concordia Hymnal #d249


The Cyber Hymnal #4763


The Cyber Hymnal #8163

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d416

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The Silver Trumpet #163

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Windows of Heaven #139

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