Scripture Verse

When wilt Thou come unto me? Psalm 101:2

Introduction

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Addison Ballard
(1822–1914)

Words: Ad­di­son Ball­ard, cir­ca 1895, alt.

Music: Crox­ley Green Ed­ward A. Free­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Just as Thou art; to me, a child,
Self banished and unreconciled,
To win through patient mercy mild,
Come, Father, unto me.

Just as Thou art; without delay,
Although to rescue me Thy way
Grows dark with Calvary’s bloody day,
Come, Jesus, unto me.

Just as Thou art; my guilty soul
Beyond my struggling will’s control,
To cleanse from sin and make me whole,
Come, Spirit, unto me.

Just as Thou art; blest Three in One,
Accepting, as it were my own,
The praise of what is Thine alone;
Come, Father, Spirit, Son.