Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night

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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 want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
    Jesus, I come to Thee!
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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 storm and into Thy calm,
Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
    Jesus, I come to Thee!
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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 for aye on wings like a dove,
    Jesus, I come to Thee!
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Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
  Jesus, I come! Jesus, I come!
Into the joy and pleasure, Thine own,
    Jesus, I come to Thee!
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the flock Thy love doth enfold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
    Jesus, I come to Thee!
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Bruce Blanchard

Springfield, MO, United States

I had always thought of this as a song of invitation but when my dad died I began to see it in a whole new way. Once again this song has ministered to me at the death of my wife of 44 years. This song speaks of what we are leaving behind on this earth and what we are gaining as we enter into Heaven.


Oyekale Abel Alade

Bida, Niger State, Nigeria

I came in contact with this song in 2007 and it has been a great inspiration to me. It makes me to see my emptiness always, and my fullness in Christ. I will continue to sing it, trusting that the message of the song will become a whole reality in my life.


Blake

A song not just for unbelievers but believers who have allowed the enemy to gain control..."out of my bondage and into His light... Jesus I come!"


Uko Aniedi

Lagos, Nigeria

This song always inspire me. It made me understand that without God we are nothing.


Ayodeji

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song draws me closer to my dear Jesus.

It made my day. To God be all the glory.


Michael A

I love this hymn. To Jesus, my God and Savior be all the praise, thanks, honor and glory.


Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

Jesus, I come to Thee!!


Silas Ike

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

This song is my spiritual diet. It keeps me focused and committed to serve God and humanity with absolute humility.


MIke Moore

Morris Chapel, TN, United States

I have sang and read these lyrics for over 50 years! However it has just now occurred to me that this is the true essence of biblical repentance! God calls us to Jesus, out of our sin and into Himself! What a beautiful thought! Simply come to Jesus! How wonderful and powerful!


Mike Moore

Morris Chapel, TN, United States

I dreamed I had quoted the lyrics of this hymn during a sermon. After the service a lady attending asked me if I know what its number was in our hymnal, then asked to borrow a hymnal so she could play it on her piano at home. She has an accomplished voice and one evening during that following week she did play it and was singing it as her husband and children came home for supper. The lyrics and tune so struck their hearts (all of whom were non Christians) that they did not want to eat supper but wanted to come to Christ immediately! What a wonderful dream, I wish I could see it happen in real life!