Come unto me, ye weary

"Come unto me, ye weary,
and I will give you rest."
O blessèd voice of Jesus,
which comes to hearts oppressed!
It tells of benediction,
of pardon, grace and peace,
of joy that hath no ending,
of love which cannot cease.

"Come unto me, ye wanderers,
and I will give you light."
O loving voice of Jesus,
which comes to cheer the night!
our hearts are filled with sadness,
and we had lost our way;
but morning brings us gladness
and songs the break of day.

"Come unto me, ye fainting,
and I will give you life."
O cheering voice of Jesus,
which comes to aid our strife!
The foe is stern and eager,
the fight is fierce and long;
but thou hast made us mighty
and stronger than the strong.

"And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out."
O welcome voice of Jesus,
which drives away our doubt,
which, though we be unworthy,
of love so great and free,
invites us, very sinners,
to come, dear Lord, to thee.

Words: William Chatterton Dix, 1867

Music: Come unto Me, Whitford, Rusper

Meter: 76 76 D

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.