Lead Me In

O Jesus, my Savior, to Thee I now come

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [O Jesus, my Savior, to Thee I now come]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O Jesus my Saviour, to Thee I now come,
O’erwhelmed in my shame, a wand’rer from home;
I come to the Fountain that’s opened for sin:
O merciful Saviour, help me to come in!

The soul-cleansing Fountain
Is opened for sin.
Let the waters be troubled;
Dear Saviour, just now lead me in.

2 I know that my guilt like great mountains appears;
I feel as if now the judgment was near,
Heart-broken, I come to the blood-sprinkled tree;
Thou blest Son of David, have mercy on me! [Refrain]

3 To Thee, blessed Lord, now my all I resign,
That I may for e’er and ever be Thine.
I’ll go to the Pool that is troubled for sin:
Lord, say the word only, and I shall be clean. [Refrain]

4 The soul that surrenders to Jesus alone,
Its burdens and cares, its fears all are gone.
There’s love, joy and peace where but sorrow hath been;
The all-healing Fountain is opened for sin. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #8

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, my Savior, to Thee I now come
Title: Lead Me In
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The soul cleansing fountain is opened for sin
Copyright: Public Domain



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