Come Unto Me, All Ye Who Mourn

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1 Come unto Me, all ye who mourn,
With guilt and fear oppressed;
Resign to Me the willing heart,
And I will give you rest.

2 Here Jesus stands with open arms;
He calls, and bids you come;
Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms;
But see, there yet is room.

3 Room in the Savior’s bleeding heart;
There love and pity meet;
Nor will He bid the soul depart
That trembles at His feet.



Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13476

Author: Hugh Blair

Blair, Hugh, D.D., eldest son of John Blair, merchant. Edinburgh, was born at Edinburgh, April 7, 1718. In 1730 he entered the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1739. In 1742 he was ordained parish minister of Collessie, in Fife, became, in 1743, second minister of the Canongate, Edinburgh, in 1754 minister of Lady Yester's, and in 1758 joint minister of the High Church (now styled St. Giles's Cathedral). In 1762, while still retaining his pastoral charge, he was appointed the first Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Edinburgh—a chair founded for him. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of St. Andrews, in 1757. He died in Edinburgh, Dec. 27, 1800. In 1744 Dr. Blair was appointed a member of the C… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, all ye who mourn [groan]
Title: Come Unto Me, All Ye Who Mourn
Author: Hugh Blair
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scotch Paraphrases
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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ST. BERNARD (Tochter Sion)


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