Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hymn of the Day: Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy




 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

 

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19:10 




This hymn was written by Joseph Hart who was born in London in 1712. It has been published in many hymnals over the years. There are a few variations in the text of this hymn in different hymnals. The song has also been paired with a handful of tunes in various hymnals. If you would like to know more about the history of this hymn you can visit this link at Hymnary.org. 








These are few of the tunes that Come, Ye Sinners, has been sung with over the years that I thought were interesting. You can see some of the other tunes that have been used with this song at hymnary.org.




5 comments:

M. E. Stephens said...

I love this song. :-) I learned it to the middle melody that you show here. I've also heard it sung to at least one other, but that one remains my favorite and I can play it from memory. Thank you for sharing this.

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for your comment Mrs. Stephens. I had never heard this song sung with that tune. I enjoyed learning the other tunes that this hymn can be sung with while I was researching for this post.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these. It was an encouragement to me!

Sunshine Country said...

I really like this hymn, thanks for sharing it here! I didn't know there were different melodies for it. I think I've always heard it with the first tune.