Come, my soul, thy suit prepareAuthor: John Newton (1779)
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1 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare,
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He himself has bid thee pray,
Rise and ask without delay.
2 With my burden I begin,
Lord, remove this load of sin!
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt.
3 Lord! I come to thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
There thy blood-bought right maintain,
And without a rival reign.
4 As the image in the glass
Answers the beholder's face;
Thus unto my heart appear,
Print thine own resemblance there.
5 While I am a pilgrim here,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my guide, my guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey's end.
6 Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew;
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me live the people's death.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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Come, my soul, thy suit prepare. J. Newton. [Prayer.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i., No. 31, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and in later editions of the same. It was included in some of the older collections, and is still in extensive use in Great Britain and America, sometimes in full, and again in an abbreviated form. Original text as above, aud in Lyra Britannica, 1867.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #381||Come, my soul, with all thy care||Come, My Soul, with All Thy Care||J. Newton, 1725-1807||J. H. Knecht, 1752-1817||18.104.22.168||VIENNA||G Major or modal||English||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #779||Come, my soul, with ev'ry care||Come, My Soul, with Every Care||John Newton, 1725-1807||justin H. Knecht, 1752-1817||22.214.171.124||Matthew 6:5-13; Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:5-13; Hebrews 4:16||VIENNA||G Major or modal||English||2006|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #628||Come, my soul, thy suit prepare||Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare||John Newton||Henri A. César Malan||126.96.36.199 D||Matthew 7:7||HENDON||F Major||English||1990|