Come, ye souls by sin afflicted (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2009-12-26)  CPDL #20675:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 18/2/21.

General Information

Title: Come, ye souls by sin afflicted
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Ashburton
Lyricist: Joseph Swain

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 47

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

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Original text and translations

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1  Come, ye souls by sin afflicted,
 Bowed with fruitless sorrow down,
 By the broken Law convicted,
 Through the Cross behold the crown;
 Look to Jesus;
 Mercy flows through him alone.

2  Blessed are the eyes that see him,
 Blest the ears that hear his voice;
 Blessed are the souls that trust him
 And in him alone rejoice;
 His commandments
 Then become their happy choice.

3  Take his easy yoke and wear it;
 Love will make obedience sweet;
 Christ will give you strength to bear it,
 While his wisdom guides your feet.
 Safe to glory,
 Where his ransomed captives meet.

4  Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,
 Light to newly opened eyes,
 Or full springs in deserts dreary,
 Is the rest the Cross supplies;
 All who taste it
 Shall to rest immortal rise.