Come unto me, O precious invitation

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [“Come unto me,” O precious invitation]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Come unto me,” O precious invitation,
Come unto me, and I will give you rest;
Rest from your ills, your care and tribulation,
Come unto me, and evermore be blest.”

2 “Come unto me,” O holy, blessed promise,
Come unto me, ye weary and oppressed;
I’ll heal your woes, and share your ev’ry sorrow,
Come unto me, and I will give you rest.

3 “Come unto me, ye weak and heavy laden,
Come unto me, ye suff’ring and distressed;
Come, all ye erring, come to me, ye straying,
Kneel at my feet, and I will give you rest.”

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #53

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, O precious invitation
Title: Come
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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