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