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, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come, ye souls by sin afflicted
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Ashburton
Lyricist: Joseph Swain (1761-1796)

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.