O Sinner, Come!

Just as thou art, without one trace

Author: Russell S. Cook
Published in 148 hymnals

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1 Just as thou art, without one trace
Of love, or joy, or inward grace,
Or meetness for the heav'nly place,
O guilty sinner! come, O come!

2 Thy sins I bore on Calvary’s tree;
The stripes, thy due, were laid on Me,
That peace and pardon might be free;
O wretched sinner! come, O come!

3 Burdened with guilt, would'st thou be blessed?
Trust not the world; it gives no rest;
I bring relief to hearts oppressed;
O weary winner! come, O come!

4 Come, leave thy burden at the cross,
Count all thy gains but worthless dross:
My grace repays all earthly loss;
O needy sinner! come, O come!

5 Come, hither bring thy boding fears,
Thy aching heart, thy bursting tears;
’Tis mercy’s voice salutes thine ears;
O trembling sinner! come, O come!

6 "The Spirit and the bride say, Come!"
Rejoicing saints re-echo, "Come!"
Who faints, who thirsts, who will, may come;
Thy Saviour bids thee come, O come!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #398

Author: Russell S. Cook

Cook, Russell Sturgis, born at New Marlborough, Mass., March 6, 1811, was educated for the Congregational Ministry, and married a daughter of Dr. Caesar Malan, of Geneva. From 1839 to 1856 he was one of the Secretaries of the American Tract Society. He was the originator of its system of colportage. Subsequently he became Secretary of the New York Sabbath Committee. He also edited the American Messenqer. He died at Pleasant Valley, New York, Sept. 4, 1864. His hymn:— Just as thou art, without one trace. Invitation, was published in the American Messenger, March, 1850, in. 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was written as a companion hymn to Miss Elliott's "Just as I am, without one plea," and was sent by the author to her. It was soon adopted by e… Go to person page >

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First Line: Just as thou art, without one trace
Title: O Sinner, Come!
Author: Russell S. Cook
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



[Just as thou art, without one trace] (Weaver)


Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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