9941. Lord, I Come To Thee

1 Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
Guilty, helpless and undone;
Wearied, and by sin oppressed,
Burdened with a heart of stone.
I against Thee have rebelled,
Suffered earth my love to win;
From my birth Thou hast beheld
Me the willing slave of sin.

2 When Thy spirit gently strove
To reclaim my erring heart,
Urging me my God to love,
Urging me from sin to part,
I that bless├Ęd Spirit drove
Rashly from this wretched breast;
Would not seek the joys above,
Nor accept the proffered rest.

3 O abused and slighted Lord,
Canst Thou such a heart receive?
Yes, Thou canst, for Thy own word
Calls me still to come and live;
Lord, I come, O make me Thine;
Cleanse my soul and set me free;
Gladly do I sin resign,
Joyfully return to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, I come to Thee for rest
Title: Lord, I Come To Thee
Author: Robert W. Landis
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Source: Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: T. Frank Allen (1884)
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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