117. Comfort to the Dreary

1 O, Comfort to the dreary!
O, Joy to the oppressed!
"Come unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest."
O, come with all your weakness,
Come with your load of woe;
And learn if him with meekness
All righteousness to know.

3 Ye who the world have courted,
And suffer'd from its spite;
Ye who with sin have sported,
And felt its serpent bite;
Come, learn, your follies quitting,
That this world's gain is loss;
To Christ's light yoke submitting,
Come, and take up the cross.

4 O come and make the trial;
Christ's service is release;
If hard the self denial,
Its fruit is joy and peace.
His word your faith defending,
Shall serve you for the strife;
Peace all your steps attending;
The prime, eternal life!

Text Information
First Line: O, Comfort to the dreary!
Title: Comfort to the Dreary
Author: Anon.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Rest in Christ; Living His Life: Rest in Christ
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley
Meter: 7s & 6s. D.
Key: E♭ Major

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