Tune: RESTORATION

Composer: Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: Joseph Hart, 1759

There are two arrangements of this hymn available:

  1. a newer, through-composed arrangement in E minor with interludes and a modulation to F minor.
  2. a simple arrangement that matches the hymnal score.
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VERSE 1:
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.

CHORUS:
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.

VERSE 2:
Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

CHORUS:
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.

VERSE 3:
Come, ye weary, heavy-laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.

CHORUS:
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.

VERSE 4:
Let not conscience make you linger,
Not of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.

CHORUS:
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.

rhythm band

Key: Em-Fm

chord chart

capo chart

live recording (1-12-14)

simple chord chart

matches the hymnal score. Three options are provided for guitarists to capo as desired.

Key: Em, Fm

chord chart (Fm)

chord chart (Em)

capo chart (C#m)