“Jesus, I Come”

Here is a hymn I have been enjoying singing and meditating on lately. It’s a great preparatory hymn for the Lord’s Day:

“Jesus, I Come” (aka “Out of my Bondage, Sorrow and Night”)

‎”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 wanting 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 into 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 forever 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 home,
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.”

I discovered it through Indelible Grace. Here is a sample of their version.

Here is what it sounds like in most hymnals.

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3 thoughts on ““Jesus, I Come”

  1. This is a really meaningful hymn, and one that I hadn’t begun to really appreciate until recently. I never thought about “Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night” as a Sabbath hymn–but it is so fitting for that use! Here’s another recording of the original hymn version, which has the advantage of an actual URCNA congregation singing it:

    [audio src="http://www.cornerstoneurc.com/music/outofbondage.mp3" /]

    Thanks for posting!

    Michael Kearney
    West Sayville URC
    Long Island, New York

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