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Sweet Rest

Representative Text

1 Come unto me, all ye weary and worn;
All ye that labor and all that mourn,
All who have laid their sweet treasures away,
Far from the light of day;
Bring me your burdens, ye fainting and weak;
I alone promise the rest ye seek;
Come, all ye stricken, by sorrow oppress'd,
And I will give you sweet rest!

Refrain:
Sowing or reaping,
Smiling or weaping,
Whate'er the labor assign'd you may be.
Jesus will give you sweet rest!
Rest! Rest!
Jesus will give you sweet rest!

2 Easy my yoke, and my burden is light;
I am the Way in the darksome night:
Follow me, trusting wherever I lead,
Giving you all ye need;
And if thy pathway seem rugged and drear,
Follow, still follow the voice you hear,
Leading you safely, with all who are blest,
To the sweet haven of rest! [Refrain]

3 Listen! oh! listen! 'tis Jesus today
Calls you from sorrows of earth away.
All, all are bidden to seek the bright goal,--
Rest for the weary soul!
Come, and drink now of the River of Life;
Cast off the burdens of sin and strife;
Follow wherever his footstep hath prest,
Finding sweet comfort and rest! [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #32

Author: Mrs. Loula K. Rogers

Loula Kendall Rogers Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, all ye weary and worn
Title: Sweet Rest
Author: Mrs. Loula K. Rogers
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing or reaping
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light and Life #32

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New Life #103

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Prayer and Praise #388

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Pure Songs for Sunday-Schools #68

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