264. Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid

1 Art thou weary, art thou languid,
Art thou sore distressed?
"Come to Me," saith One, "and, coming,
Be at rest."

2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him,
If He be my Guide?
"In His feet and hands are wound prints,
And His side."

3 Is there diadem, as Monarch,
That His brow adorns?
"Yea, a crown, in very surety,
But of thorns."

4 If I find Him, if I follow,
What His guerdon here?
"Many a sorrow, many a labor,
Many a tear."

5 If I still hold closely to Him,
What hath He at last?
"Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan passed."

6 Finding, following, keeping, struggling,
Is He sure to bless?
"Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs,
Answer, 'Yes.'"


Text Information
First Line: Art thou weary, art thou languid
Title: Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid
Author: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 8. 5. 8. 3.
Scripture: Matthew 11:28; John 14:27
Topic: Christ: Call; Christ: Love of; Christ: Strength and Refuge (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry W. Baker (1868)
Meter: 8. 5. 8. 3.
Key: G Major

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