Congregationalist

Poor Sinner, Come by Joseph Hart (1700s)

(special thanks to Jason McIntyre for sending this excellent hymn in)

1  Poor sinner, come, cast off thy fear,
And raise thy drooping head;
Come, sing with all poor sinners here,
Jesus, who once was dead.

2    Salvation sing, no word more meet
To join to Jesus’ name;
Let every thankful tongue repeat,
“Salvation to the Lamb.”

3    Saints, from the garden to the cross,
Your conquering Lord pursue,
Who, dearly to redeem your loss,
Groaned, bled, and died for you.

4    Now reigns victorious over death
The glorious great I AM;
Let every soul repeat with faith,
“Salvation to the Lamb.”

5    When we incurred the wrath of God –
Alas! what could we worse?
He came, and, with his own heart’s blood,
Redeemed us from the curse.

6    This paschal Lamb, our heavenly meat,
Was roasted in the flame;
Repeat, ye ransomed souls, repeat,
“Salvation to the Lamb.”