Friday, November 16, 2012

Music: Come Ye Sinners

Last night Gabby and I were fortunate to attend a Matthew Smith concert.  He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace Community (Music Project) that works on rearranging old Hymns to modern music.  The first song I posted on here, The Sands of Time are Sinking, is another song from this project.

Today I'm sharing a song that displays the grace and goodness of God, and His work on our behalf.  It's partially evangelistic, and partially worship.  It tells the sinner about God's salvation and grace available, encouraging them to come, but it also expresses it in such a way as to show His Glory.  It's a reminder of our dependence on the Savior.

The Hymn was originally written around 1750 by Joesph Hart.  The song in the video is the version by Matthew Smith. 

Come Ye Sinners

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore; 
Jesus, ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, joined with power. 
He is able, He is able;
He is willing; doubt no more.

2. Come ye needy, come, and welcome, 
God's free bounty glorify; 
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh. 
Without money, without money
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.

3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall; 
If you tarry 'til you're better, 
You will never come at all. 
Not the righteous, not the righteous;
Sinners Jesus came to call.

4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream; 
All the fitness He requires
Is to feel your need of Him.
This He gives you, this He gives you,
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.

5. Lo! The Incarnate God, ascended;
Pleads the merit of His blood. 
Venture on Him; venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.
None but Jesus, none but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good.

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