Come unto me, O sinner, heavy laden

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1 Come unto me, O sinner, heavy laden,
Come unto me, and I will give you rest;
'Tis the voice of Jesus speaking still from heaven,
He will release you who by Satan are oppressed.

Chorus:
Jesus still is calling thee,
Come unto me, and I will give you rest;
Come, and I will give you rest;
I will give you rest,
I will give you rest.

2 Come unto Jesus, why waste life in folly,
Since precious time so swiftly onward rolls;
Take his yoke upon you, he is meek and lowly,
Come, ye shall surely find sweet rest unto your souls. [Chorus]

3 Soon he is coming with resplendent glory,
Seek now his favor while it's call'd to-day;
Soon the proclamation of salvation's story
And offered mercy shall forever pass away. [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.) #78

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, O sinner, heavy laden
Author: F. D. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Jesus still is calling thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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