Come, Poor Sinner

O poor sinner, come to Jesus

Author: C. Z. Lindley; Author: Luella E. Byers
Tune: [O poor sinner, come to Jesus]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 O poor sinner, come to Jesus,
Lay on Him your weary soul;
He will give you peace and pardon,
Purify and make you whole.

Gently now the Spirit’s whisp’ring,
Wooing, calling you today;
Don’t you hear Him softly saying,
Urging, pleading, “Don’t delay”?

2 O poor sinner, come to Jesus,
Now He speaks so tenderly,
“Come to Me, for you I’ve suffered,
Bled and died on Calvary.” [Refrain]

3 O poor sinner, come to Jesus,
Lay your heart at His dear feet;
He will fold you in His bosom,
And will make your rest complete. [Refrain]

4 O poor sinner, come to Jesus,
Time is fleeting swiftly by;
Still the loving Savior’s calling,
Come, oh, come, why will you die? [Refrain]

5 O poor sinner, come to Jesus,
Hasten, come, before too late;
Lest the Spirit cease His wooing;
Sad, then, sad will be your fate. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: C. Z. Lindley

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Author: Luella E. Byers

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Text Information

First Line: O poor sinner, come to Jesus
Title: Come, Poor Sinner
Author: C. Z. Lindley
Author: Luella E. Byers
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gently now the Spirit's whispering
Notes: The earliest publication in 1893 attributes the words to Luella E. Byers. But later sources attribute C. Z. Lindley, with a date of 1889.



Timeless Truths #818
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