Ah my heart is heavy laden, Weary and oppressed

Ah my heart is heavy laden, Weary and oppressed

Author: St. Stephen of Mar Sabas
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Ah, my heart is heavy-laden,
Weary and oppressed!
“Come to me,” saith One, “and coming,
Be at rest, be at rest.”
“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, and his side.”
“In his feet and hands are wound-prints,
And his side.”

3 Is there diadem, as monarch,
That his brow adorns?
“Yes, a crown in very surety,
But of thorns, but of thorns!”
“Yes, a crown in very surety,
But of thorns!”

4 If I find him, if I follow,
What's my portion here?
“Many a sorrow, many a conflict,
Many a tear, many a tear.”
“Many a sorrow, many a conflict,
Many a tear.”

5 If I still hold closely to him,
What have I at last?
“Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan past, Jordan past!”
“Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan past!”

6 If I ask him to receive me,
Will he say me nay?
“Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away, pass away!”
“Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away!”

Source: The Ark of Praise #19

Author: St. Stephen of Mar Sabas

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Text Information

First Line: Ah my heart is heavy laden, Weary and oppressed
Author: St. Stephen of Mar Sabas
Refrain First Line: Blessed, blessed words of Jesus

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