Be at Rest!

Art thou weary, broken hearted

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Art thou weary, broken-hearted]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Art thou weary, broken-hearted?
Is thy soul with care opprest?
Hear the gentle voice that bids thee,
“Come to me and be at rest!”

Come with all thy heavy burdens,
Come and be forever blest;
Hark! His voice of love is pleading,
“Come, and I will give you rest!”

2 Ah, He sees the deep contrition
Of thy sorrow-stricken breast;
‘Tis His voice of love implores thee,
“Come to me and be at rest!” [Chorus]

3 Haste thee to the ark of safety
Where no storms can e’er molest;
Let the Savior guide thee homeward
To the port of peace and rest. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #139

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Art thou weary, broken hearted
Title: Be at Rest!
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: Come with all thy heavy burdens
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs #139

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