Come to Jesus

Representative Text

1 Art thou weary with transgressions?
Art thou lonesome, sin-sick soul?
Come to Jesus; in confession,
He can make the poor heart whole.

Chorus:
Art thou lonely?
Art thou weary?
Art thou sick and sore oppressed?
Oh, poor sinner,
Come to Jesus;
He will give thee peace and rest!

2 Do thy hopes like flowers wither?
Till thy soul is sick with dread?
Come to Jesus, trusting wholly,
And thou shalt be comforted. [Chorus]

3 Hast thou wander'd from the pathway,
Where thy wayward feet should tread?
Come to Jesus, he is waiting;
Tenderly thou shalt be led. [Chorus]

4 Do the friends thou lovest leave thee?
Art thou lonesome in the way?
Come to Jesus, he will love thee;
He will care for thee alway. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #18

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Art thou weary with transgression?
Title: Come to Jesus
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Art thou lonely?
Publication Date: 1881
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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