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Hymn: Come humble sinner in whose breast (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Come humble sinner in whose breast

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: E Jones


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 249

Page Number: 247, click to see hymnal pages


COME, humble sinner in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve,-
Come, with your guilt and fear opprest,
And make this last resolve:

I'll go to Jesus, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I know his courts I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose:

Prostrate I'll lie before his throne,
And there my guilt confess;
I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone,
Without his sovereign grace:

I'll to the gracious King approach,
Whose scepter pardon gives;
Perhaps he may command my touch,
and then the suppliant lives.

Perhaps he may admit my plea
Perhaps will hear my prayer;
But if I perish, I will pray,
And perish only there.

I can but perish if I go,
I am resolved to try:
For if I stay away I know
I must for ever die.

But if I die with mercy sought,
When I the King have tried,
This were to die (delightful thought!)
As sinner never died.