350. Come, O thou Traveller unknown

1 Come, O thou Traveller 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 and sin declare;
Thyself hast called my 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 In vain thou strugglest to get free;
I never will unloose my hold:
Art thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of thy love unfold:
Wrestling, I will not let thee go
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

4 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.

5 '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:
To me, to all, thy mercies move;
Thy nature and thy name is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O thou Traveller unknown
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 88 88 88
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Robert King
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: D Major
Source: The Divine Companion, 1709

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