Come hither, all ye weary souls (Benjamin Cuzens)
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-02-27). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 365 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: from the Missouri Harmony. Chorus by Thomas Walker
First published: 1817
Description: The tune China by Benjamin Cuzens (Hymn Tune Index tune number 8908a) was first published in his first book, Portsmouth Harmony [-1787], with the text 'I waited meekly for the Lord'. A version with an additional chorus attributed to Thomas Walker (HTI tune number 8908b), and using the text 'Come hither, all ye weary souls', was first published in Samuel Dyer's A New Selection of Sacred Music (Baltimore: 1817).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Come hither all ye weary souls: this setting has an added refrain 'Come to Jesus, come and welcome, come and welcome, sinners come.'.