"Come unto Me, ye Weary"

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1 "Come unto me, ye weary,
and I will give you rest."
O blessed voice of Jesus,
which comes to hearts oppressed!
It tells of benediction,
of pardon, grace, and peace,
of joy that hath no ending,
of love which cannot cease.

2 "Come unto me, dear children,
and I will give you light."
O loving voice of Jesus,
which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
and we had lost our way;
but morning brings us gladness,
and songs the break of day.

3 "Come unto me, ye fainting, and I will give you life."
O peaceful voice of Jesus,
which comes to end our strife!
The foe is stern and eager,
the fight is fierce and long;
but thou hast made us mighty,
and stronger than the strong.

4 "And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out."
O patient love of Jesus,
which drives away our doubt;
which calls us, very sinners,
unworthy though we be,
of love so free and boundless,
to come, dear Lord, to thee!


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #443

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Notes

Come unto Me, ye weary. W. G. Dix. [Invitation.] This hymn, which ranks as one of the best of Mr. Dix's efforts, was published in 1867 in the People's Hymnal; in 1869, in the Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Education Psalms & Hymns; in 1871, in Church Hymns; in 1875, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, and in other collections. It has also been reprinted in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #443

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