Come, all ye weary oppressed

Come, all ye weary oppressed

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, all ye weary and oppressed]
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, all ye weary and oppressed,
O come and I will give you rest;
I’ll bid your anxious fears depart,
For I am meek and lowly in heart,
For I am meek and lowly in heart,
And I will give you rest.

Refrain:
Ye that labor and are heavy-laden, come to Me,
Come, come, come, and learn of Me;
My yoke is easy, My burden is light,
My yoke is easy, My burden is light,
Come, O come, come, and I will give you rest.

2 Come, ye that feel the weight of sin,
And I will breathe sweet peace within;
I’ll lift the burden from your heart,
Forgiveness I will freely impart,
Forgiveness I will freely impart,
And I will give you rest. [Refrain]

3 Come, ye that seem to toil in vain,
Beneath a load of grief and pain;
Come, cast on Me you every care,
The yoke of blessed fellowship wear,
The yoke of blessed fellowship wear,
And I will give you rest. [Refrain]

4 So tenderly my Saviour pleads,
For all His own He intercedes;
And still He’s calling, Come to Me,
And ye shall find rest unto your souls,
And ye shall find rest unto your souls,
For I will give you rest. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 2: A Collection of Gospel Songs #79

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, all ye weary oppressed
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Ye that labor and are heavy laden

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