638. Come, O thou Traveler unknown

1 Come, O thou Traveler unknown,
whom still I hold, but cannot see;
my company before is gone,
and I am left alone with thee.
With thee all night I mean to stay,
and wrestle till the break of day.

2 I need not tell thee who I am,
my misery or sin declare;
thyself hast called me by my name,
look on thy hands, and read it there.
But who, I ask thee, who art thou?
Tell me thy name, and tell me now.

3 Yield to me now, for I am weak
but confident in self-despair;
speak to my heart, in blessings speak,
be conquered by my instant prayer.
Speak, or thou never hence shalt move,
and tell me, if thy name is Love.

4 'Tis Love, 'tis Love! Thou diedst for me!
I hear thy whisper in my heart:
the morning breaks, the shadows flee.
Pure universal Love thou art;
thy mercies never shall remove,
thy nature and thy name is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O thou Traveler unknown
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 88. 88. 88
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer (attributed to): Lucius Chapin, 1760-1842
Meter: 88. 88. 88
Key: c minor or modal
Source: Hymnal, 1982 (Arr. )

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