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Jesus, I Come
Words by William T. Sleeper
Music by George C. Stebbins

Psalm 130:1
"Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD."

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          Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night,
          Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
          Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
          Jesus, I come to Thee;
          Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
          Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
          Out of my sin and into Thyself,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.

          Out of my shameful failure and loss,
          Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
          Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.
          Out of earth's sorrows into Thy balm,
          Out of life's storms and into Thy calm,
          Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.

          Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
          Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
          Into Thy blessed will to abide,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.
          Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
          Out of despair into raptures above,
          Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.

          Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
          Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
          Into the joy and light of Thy throne,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.
          Out of the depths of ruin untold,
          Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
          Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
          Jesus, I come to Thee.


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