Come, every soul by sin oppressed
Come, every soul by sin oppressed. John H. Stockton* (1813-1877).
The words and music first appeared under the title ‘Come to Jesus’ in Notes of Joy for the Sabbath School, edited by ‘Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp’ (Phoebe Palmer Knapp*) (New York, 1869), and it was used by Ira D. Sankey* in the Moody* and Sankey evangelistic campaign in Britain in 1873. It was published in Stockton’s Salvation Melodies No. 1 (Philadelphia, 1874) and in Sankey’s Sacred Songs and Solos (1875 edition). It appeared in The Methodist Hymnal (New York, 1905) set to a flattened-out version of the tune and harmony named STOCKTON, after the author and composer, and has continued to appear in many evangelical books. The...
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