Scripture Verse

Come unto Me. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

Words: W. H. Bur­rell, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1885), num­ber 176.

Music: Ar­ranged from John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bur­rell’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

With my sin-wounded soul,
To be made fully whole,
And Thy perfect salvation to see,
With my heart all aglow,
To be washed white as snow,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee,
With my heart all aglow,
To be washed white as snow,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

Oh how long I have tried,
To resist nature’s tide!
All in vain I have sighed to be free;
In myself all undone,
’Neath the waves sinking down,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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I Thy promise believe,
That in Thee I shall live,
Thro’ Thy blood shed so freely for me;
To obtain a pure heart,
And secure the good part,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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To be Thine, wholly Thine,
Precious Savior divine,
With my all consecrated to Thee;
To be kept every hour,
By Thy love’s wondrous power,
I am coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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