34. 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 sin and misery 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.
Wilt thou not yet to me reveal
Thy new, unutterable name?
Tell me, I still beseech thee, tell;
To know it now resolved I am:
Wrestling, I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

5.
What though my shrinking flesh complain,
And murmur to contend so long?
I rise superior to my pain:
When I am weak, than am I strong,
And when my all of strength shall fail,
I shall with the God-man prevail.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O thou traveller unknown
Title: Come, O thou traveller unknown
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: L.M.
Source: Methodist Hymn Book, p. 77
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VERNON
Composer: Chapin
Meter: L.M.



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