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Come unto me, O precious words

Come unto me, O precious words

Author: Robert M. Offord
Tune: ["Come unto me," O precious words]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 “Come unto me;” O precious words
I hear the Saviour saying!
He calls the weary ones to rest,
He calls the toil-worn and oppressed,
He calls the lost and straying,
He calls the lost and straying.

2 “Come unto me;” O gracious words,
Such tender love displaying!
Dear Lord, I come—no merit’s mine,—
I come to trust Thy love divine,
I come Thy call obeying,
I come Thy call obeying.

3 “Come unto me;” O cheering words
That end my sore dismaying!
Lord, I believe; I cannot doubt;
Thou wilt in no wise cast him out
Who comes for mercy praying,
Who comes for mercy praying.

4 “Come unto me;” O welcome words,
All fear and terror slaying!
Thy blood can cleanse each stain of sin,
Thy grace can give me peace within;
I come, no more delaying,
I come, no more delaying.

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #121

Author: Robert M. Offord

Offord, Robert M., son of an English "open-communion" Baptist, was born at St. Austell, Cornwall, Sept. 17, 1846. In 1870 he removed to America, where he was associated for some time with the Methodists, but subsequently joined the Reformed Dutch Church in 1878. He is editor of the New York Observer. To that paper he contributed:— 1. Jesus, heed me, lost and dying. Lent. 2. It is no untried way. Christ's Burden. No. 1 appeared on Jan. 25th, and No. 2 on Feb. 1st, 1883. They were revised for Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884 (Duffield's English Hymns, N. Y., 1886). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #121

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