626. I Heard the Voice of Jesus

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,
weary and worn and sad;
I found in him 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 travelling days are done.

Text Information
First Line: I heard the voice of Jesus say
Title: I Heard the Voice of Jesus
Author: Horatius Bonar (1846)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: Church in the World: Renewal: Transformation; Assurance; Calling and Response (45 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Key: e minor or modal
Source: English and Irish traditional melody
Copyright: Arrangement by permission of Oxford University Press.



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