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Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor

Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor,
All that are weary, sad and oppressed;
Still He is calling, oh, friend and neighbor,
Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.

Down thro’ the ages, sweetly ’tis ringing,
This word of Jesus, come and be blest ;
Sweeter than carols, angels are singing,
Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.

2. Bring Him the burden, heavily pressing,
Tell Him the sorrows hid in your breast;
Sin and transgression, freely confessing,
Come unto Him, and He will give you rest. [Refrain]

3. Lose not a moment, haste to your Savior,
Ere the bright day-beams fade in the west;
Asking His mercy, seeking His favor,
Come unto Him, and He will give you rest. [Refrain]

4. Come unto Jesus, Savior and Brother,
Surely you need Him, purest and best;
Truer than father, fonder than mother,
Come unto Him, and He will give you rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #953

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 unto Jesus, all ye that labor
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Down through the ages, sweetly 'tis ringing



The Cyber Hymnal #953
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