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Come unto me, earth's weary ones

Come unto me, earth's weary ones

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Come unto me, earth's weary ones!"
The Saviour saith to-day;
"Come, ye that, heavy-laden, sigh,
Your burdens cast away!
Come, in the sultry heat of noon,
And I will give you rest;
Come, weary pilgrim, hither come,
And be forever blest!"

2 Lord Jesus! now thy voice we hear,
No longer we delay!
From earthly hopes and vain desires,
Our spirits turn away.
Thy voice, O Teacher, most divine!
With gentle tones so sweet,
Comes o'er us mid the din of earth,
And stays our wandering feet.

3 Rest, rest in thee! my spirit longs
For calm and sweet repose;
To have my soul a tranquil lake
Whereon faith's lily grows.
I claim thy promise, gracious Lord!
Thy love to comfort me,
Repenting, hoping, loving now,
O Christ! I come to thee.

Source: Calvary Songs #157b

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford

Hanaford, Phoebe A., née Coffin, daughter of George F. Coffin, was born at Nantucket Island, May 6, 1829. Mrs. Hanaford is an Universalist, and one of their recognized ministers. Her hymn "Cast thy bread upon the waters" (Work and Wait), is in the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, and other American collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, earth's weary ones
Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford



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Calvary Songs #157b

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d28

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #136

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