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 blessèd 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.
|First Line:||Lord, I come to Thee for rest|
|Title:||Lord, I Come To Thee|
|Author:||Robert W. Landis|
|Source:||Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)|
|Composer:||T. Frank Allen (1884)|
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