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Come unto me, ye weary, Sorrowing ones oppressed

Come unto me, ye weary, Sorrowing ones oppressed

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Come unto Me, ye weary] (Stebbins)
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Come unto Me, ye weary,
Sorrowing ones oppressd;
I am your tender Shepherd,
Waiting to give you rest.

Come, come, come unto Me,
Weary and sore distressed;
Come, come, come unto Me,
Come unto Me and rest.

2 Come unto Me, ye weary,
List to the voice so dear,
Sweeter than angel music,
Falling upon the ear. [Chorus]

3 Come unto Me, ye weary,
List to that voice again,
Over the barren mountain,
Over the lonely plain. [Chorus]

4 Come unto Me, ye weary;
Why will ye longer roam?
Come to the arms of mercy,
Come to a Father's home. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #140

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come unto me, ye weary, Sorrowing ones oppressed
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, come, come unto me
Copyright: Public Domain


Come unto Me, ye weary , p. 253, i. The original text of this hymn is given in several hymnals of a late date, including The Church Hymnary, 1898; Church Hymns, 1903; The Methodist Hymnal, 1904, and others. In the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, and The English Hymnal, 1906, the last stanza is mainly rewritten.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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