Come, Ye Sinners
DESCRIPTION: "Come ye sinners poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and pow'r. He is able, he is willing, He is able, doubt no more."
AUTHOR: Lyrics: Joseph Hart
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Randolph; dated to 1759 in the Sacred Harp)
KEYWORDS: religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 623, "Come, Ye Sinners" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, p. 163, "I Will Arise and Go to Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert J. Morgan, _Then Sings My Soul, Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories_, Nelson, 2004, pp. 46-47, "I Will Arise and Go to Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "This Old World" (lyrics, tune)
cf. "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (I)" (lyrics, tune)
NOTES: Randolph states that this is sung to the tune of "Go Tell Aunt Rhody." There is a similarity, but it is not the same tune (for one thing, this has two parts).
In the Sacred Harp, this appears with the tune "Beach Spring," which isn't even close to "Aunt Rhody."
Morgan's version, apparently based on Joseph Hart's original, has the chorus "I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in his arms. In the arms of our dear savior, Oh, there are ten thousand charms," which is also associated with "This Old World" and "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." The origin of this family of texts and tunes clearly needs more investigation. - RBW
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