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332. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

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1 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;
lay down, O weary one, lay down
your head upon my breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary, worn, and sad;
I found him in a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
the living water, thirsty one;
stoop down and drink and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, your morn shall rise,
and all your day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk
till trav'ling days are done.

Text Information
First Line: I heard the voice of Jesus say
Title: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M D
Topic: Affirmation of Baptism; Comfort, Rest; Grace, Faith (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: KINGSFOLD
Tune Information
Name: THIRD MODE MELODY
Composer: Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585
Meter: C M D
Key: a minor



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