Come Thou Romans,

(set to the tune Come Thou Fount)

 

Come thou Romans, gather closely

Paul has words for you to hear

Those belov’d of God, I ask you

Open your hearts; lend your ear

Let’s encourage one another

As we’re seeking Christ alone

You’re my sister, you’re my brother

And through Jesus we are one

 

He’s the Savior that we longed for

After years of guilt and shame

There is not one who is righteous

No, not one is without blame

Our need for Christ is desperate

Our need is to be free

For we all fall short of glory

But through Him there’s victory

 

Sin first entered and consumed us

Just as Adam disobeyed

God gave the law to lead and guide us

But it was not meant to save

Only Jesus had the power

To save us from sin and death

This free gift that Christ has given-

Realized at His last breath

 

If you confess your love for Jesus

And in your heart trust His Truth,

His saving grace is yours for claiming

The blood He shed has covered you!

Christ as fulfillment of God’s promise;

Christ as fulfillment of the law.

He’s our perfect hope and glory

King of Heaven, Lord of all!

*Lyrics by Trista Hoffman written to the tune of Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come Thou Fount”