Come hither, all ye weary souls (Benjamin Cuzens)

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  • CPDL #11093:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-02-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 365 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: from the Missouri Harmony. Chorus by Thomas Walker

General Information

Title: Come hither, all ye weary souls
Composer: Benjamin Cuzens
Tune: China
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) with refrain

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1817

Description: The tune China by Benjamin Cuzens (Hymn Tune Index tune number 8908a) was first published in his first book, Portsmouth Harmony [-1787], with the text 'I waited meekly for the Lord'. A version with an additional chorus attributed to Thomas Walker (HTI tune number 8908b), and using the text 'Come hither, all ye weary souls', was first published in Samuel Dyer's A New Selection of Sacred Music (Baltimore: 1817).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come hither all ye weary souls: this setting has an added refrain 'Come to Jesus, come and welcome, come and welcome, sinners come.'.