We sang this song in church a couple Sunday’s back and I realized I have never shared it with you yet. It’s a good one! 🙂 I hope you like it as much as I do.
Written by John H Stockton in 1874, there is some dispute over who wrote the words, and/or who wrote the refrain. Most people say Stockton. Stockton was born of Presbyterian blood, but became a Methodist at his conversion. He pastored in New Jersey until his health declined, whereupon he devoted his life to writing music and compiling hymn books.
1. Come, every soul by sin oppressed,
there’s mercy with the Lord;
and he will surely give you rest,
by trusting in his Word.
Only trust him, only trust him,
only trust him now.
He will save you, he will save you,
he will save you now.
2. For Jesus shed his precious blood
rich blessings to bestow;
plunge now into the crimson flood
that washes bright as snow.
3. Yes, Jesus is the truth the way
that leads you into rest;
believe in him without delay,
and you are fully blest.
4. Come then and join this holy band,
and on to glory go,
to dwell in that celestial land
where joys immortal flow.
5. O Jesus, blessèd Jesus, dear,
I’m coming now to Thee;
Since Thou hast made the way so clear
And full salvation free.