Come Ye Sinners

Come Ye Sinners is from Michael Card’s “Starkindler” album, a medley of a Christian hymn and Irish reel. Card uses source material, ancient Irish texts and melodies, so the modern church can be inspired by Celtic faith.

J. (Joseph) Hart, 1712-1768 was born in London. According to his writing, his early days were spent in misconduct. He experienced reform, and in 1757 he became devout and started writing hymns. His brother-in-law, John Hughes, who followed him ministry, wrote  “his civil calling was that of a teacher of the learned languages.” Their services were held at Jewin Street Chapel in London.

Lyrics Come, Ye Sinners

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.


I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.


View Him prostrate in the garden;
On the ground your Maker lies.
On the bloody tree behold Him;
Sinner, will this not suffice?


Lo! th’incarnate God ascended,
Pleads the merit of His blood:
Venture on Him, venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.


Let not conscience make you linger,
Not of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.

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