I'm a poor sinner

So weary am I, but the Lord can give rest

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [So weary am I, but the Lord can give rest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 So weary am I, but the Lord can give rest;
So needy, but coming to Him I am blest;
I’m blind, but the Saviour can give to me light;
By guilt I am stained, but He maketh me white.

Yes! I’m a poor sinner and nothing at all,
But Jesus my Saviour is my All in all,
Yes! I’m a poor sinner and nothing at all,
But Jesus my Saviour is my All in all.

2 I’m sinful, but He can my sin put away;
In debt, but my debts He most freely doth pay;
So thirsty my soul, but He gives me to drink;
So poor, yet He grants me e’en more than I think. [Refrain]

3 I’m restless and troubled—He gives me His peace;
Tho’ cold is my heart, yet His love will ne’er cease;
I’m foolish, He calls me to learn at His feet,
I’m lonely, He gives me His fellowship sweet. [Refrain]

4 Though naught I deserve, yet I’m saved by His grace,
Tho’ hopeless and helpless He took up my case,
I’m lost without Him, but my Saviour is He;
I’m nothing at all but He’s all things to me. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #83

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: So weary am I, but the Lord can give rest
Title: I'm a poor sinner
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Yes, I'm a poor sinner
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Gospel Songs #83

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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 8 #18

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