Jesus, I come to thee: no one beside

Jesus, I come to thee: no one beside

Author: Anonymous
Tune: [Jesus, I come to thee: no one beside]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Jesus, I come to thee: no one beside
Cares for the sorrow I’m striving to hide.
Helpless and desolate, tired with my sin,
Open thine arms for me; Lord, take me in!

Refrain:
Open now thine arms for me;
Pity, Lord, and comfort me;
Open now thine arms for me, for me;
Lord, take me in.

2 Unto thy love, like a bird to its nest,
Sadly out-wearied, I come back for rest;
Nothing I bring to thee, Christ, but my sin;
Open thine arms for me; Lord, take me in! [Refrain]

3 Far from the narrow way long I have strayed;
Dark clouds have covered me where I have prayed;
Now to thy mercy I come with my sin:
Pity and comfort me; Lord, take me in! [Refrain]

4 Back to thy dear love for shelter and rest
Flee I, O Lord, like a bird to its nest;
Nothing I bring thee but sorrow and sin:
Open thine arms for me; Lord, take me in! [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #40

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, I come to thee: no one beside
Author: Anonymous
Refrain First Line: Open now thine arms for me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Melodious Sonnets #40TextAudioPage Scan
Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d127
Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d58
Select Sunday School Songs #d58
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #222Page Scan
The Gospel Song Sheaf: for Sunday schools and young peoples meetings, comprising primary songs, intermediate songs, gospel and special songs, and old hymns and tunes #149Page Scan
The Temperance Crusade #d30
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #211Page Scan



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