Whoever comes to Me I will certainly not turn away. John 6:37
Words: The earliest publication of these words that we have seen is in The Baptist Hymn Book, edited by Gilbert Beebe (Middletown, New York: Signs of the Times, 1859), number 892. Later publications credit the hymn to
Erskine and Berridge (no further data).
If you know anything more of the authors,
My business lies at wisdom’s gate
Where needy sinners come,
And here I sue, and here I wait
For mercy’s falling crumbs.
My rags and wounds my wants proclaim,
And help from Him implore;
The wounds do witness I am lame,
The rags that I am poor.
My Lord, I hear, the hungry feeds,
And cheereth souls distressed;
He loves to bind up broken reeds,
And heal a bleeding breast.
His name is Jesus, full of grace,
Which draws me to His door;
And will not Jesus show His face,
And bring His Gospel store?
Supplies of every grace I want,
And each day want supply;
And if no grace the Lord will grant,
I must lay down and die.
But oh! my Lord, such news shall ne’er
Be told in Zion’s street,
That some poor soul fell in despair,
And died at Jesus’ feet.