I will give you rest

Representative Text

1 Come unto me, all ye who are weary,
Heavily laden, cumber'd with care,
Cast upon me the sum of your anguish,
I will give joy and blessings most rare.

Come unto me, ye heavily laden,
Burden'd with care and sorrow oppress'd;
Breathe in my ear the tale of your sorrows,
I will give you rest.

2 Come unto me, ye burden'd with sorrows,
Pillow your weary head on my breast;
Breathe in my ear the tale of your heart's woes,
Ever in me the weary find rest. [Chorus]

3 Come unto me, ye wretched and sinful,
Why do you wait, my Spirit to grieve?
Long have I stood with arms wide extended;
Look unto me, yes, look and live. [Chorus]

4 Rest for the weary, food for the hungry,
Grace for the humble, joy for the sad,
Sight for the blind, and balm for the wounded,
Come unto me, rejoice and be glad. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #23

Author: J. Spencer Tilton

(no biographical information available about J. Spencer Tilton.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, all ye who are weary
Title: I will give you rest
Author: J. Spencer Tilton
Refrain First Line: Come unto me, ye heavily laden
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #9073

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.