O, Come at Once to Jesus

I'm poor, and blind, and wretched

Author: Archibald Kenyon
Tune: KIEV
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 I’m poor, and blind, and wretched,
I’m full of doubts and fears;
My heart is weak and wicked,
My cheeks are wet with tears;
My soul is full of sadness,
Of sin, and pain, and grief;
Oh for a ray of gladness,
Of pardon and relief!

Oh, come at once to Jesus,
Whate’er your burden be,
And though your sins are many,
His blood can make you free.

2 And will the blessèd Savior
This guilty soul make pure?
May I be His forever?
May I His love secure? [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9953

Author: Archibald Kenyon

Kenyon, Archibald, was born at Athol, Warren County, New York, July 31, 1813, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1838. He has written a large number of hymns, several of which are found in the Royal Diadem, Pure Gold, Our Glad Hosanna, Glad Refrain, and other American Sunday Schools and Mission hymn-books. "Jesus, hear me when I pray" (Divine Help desired) in Our Glad Hosanna, 1882, is a good example of his work. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm poor, and blind, and wretched
Title: O, Come at Once to Jesus
Author: Archibald Kenyon
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, come at once to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9953
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