Joseph Hart wrote this hymn in 1759, which is one of the most beautiful gospel invitations ever penned. Let’s personalize this and respond by gathering on Sunday at the high school to sing of God’s glorious grace. For as we say over and over, grace changes everything.
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 (of grace) 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.