268. "Come Unto Me, Ye Weary"

1 "Come unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest."
O blessed voice of Jesus,
Which comes to hearts oppressed!
It tells of benediction,
Of pardon, grace, and peace,
Of joy that hath no ending,
Of love which cannot cease.

2 "Come unto Me, dear children,
And I will give you light."
O loving voice of Jesus,
Which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
And we had lost our way;
But He hath brought us gladness
And songs at break of day.

3 "Come unto Me, ye fainting,
And I will give you life."
O cheering voice of Jesus,
Which comes to aid our strife!
The foe is stern and eager,
The fight is fierce and long;
But Thou hast made us mighty
And stronger than the strong.

4 "And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out."
O welcome voice of Jesus,
Which drives away our doubt,
Which calls us, very sinners,
Unworthy though we be
Of love so free and boundless,
To come, dear Lord, to Thee.


Text Information
First Line: "Come unto Me, ye weary"
Title: "Come Unto Me, Ye Weary"
Author: William C. Dix (1867; alt.)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: Matthew 11:28; Luke 15:2; 1 Timothy 1:15
Topic: Christ: Call; Christ: Call, Answering His; Christ: Strength and Refuge (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Hullah (1867)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: D♭ Major
Notes: For lower key, see Hymn 418. Alternative tune, "Llangloffan," Hymn 231.

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