When we first started attending Mars Hill, I learned this song.  I liked it.  It didn’t become really real to me till Tullie was born.  The words began to pierce me.  After Eli died, I couldn’t sing it when it was sung at church.  Whenever it was sung, I would cry.   That Jesus would embrace me seemed far off and I had a lot more to go through till that was a real reality. 

It was sung in church today and today I cried.  I cried because when I heard those words today, I knew that I was already in my Savior’s arms.  Maybe not physically, but I will be one day.   Until that physical day, I know that Jesus is a great comforter, because He has suffered more then I have.  He has suffered the most that one can suffer. 

There’s a lot of hurt and a lot of pain.  Only Jesus can help us bear it. 

Come ,Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

by Joseph Hart

  1. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
    Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
    Jesus ready stands to save you,
    Full of pity, love and pow’r.

    • Refrain:
      I will arise and go to Jesus,
      He will embrace me in His arms;
      In the arms of my dear Savior,
      Oh, there are ten thousand charms.
  2. Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
    God’s free bounty glorify;
    True belief and true repentance,
    Every grace that brings you nigh.
  3. Come, ye weary, heavy-laden,
    Lost and ruined by the fall;
    If you tarry till you’re better,
    You will never come at all.
  4. View Him prostrate in the garden;
    On the ground your Maker lies;
    On the bloody tree behold Him;
    Sinner, will this not suffice?
  5. Lo! th’ incarnate God ascended,
    Pleads the merit of His blood:
    Venture on Him, venture wholly,
    Let no other trust intrude.
  6. Let not conscience make you linger,
    Not of fitness fondly dream;
    All the fitness He requireth
    Is to feel your need of Him.

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy