204. Art Thou Weary, Heavy Laden?

1 Art thou weary, heavy laden,
Art thou sore distrest?
"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 still hold closely to Him,
What hath He at last?
"Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan passed."

5 If I ask Him to receive me,
Will He say me nay?
"Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away."

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

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Art thou weary, heavy laden
Title: Art Thou Weary, Heavy Laden?
Original Language: Greek
Adapter: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Author: Stephen the Sabaite, 725-794
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Ancient Hymns; Christ: Guide; Historical (1 more...)
Source: Early Greek Hymn of Stephen the Sabaite
Notes: Alternate tune: BULLINGER, No. 282
Tune Information
Name: STEPHANOS
Composer: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
Key: G Major



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