Come, Weary Wanderer

Come, weary wanderer, spent and distressed

Author: G. W. Lloyd
Tune: [Come, weary wanderer]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Come, weary wanderer,
Spent and distressed;
Come, lean, O tired heart,
On Jesus’ breast,
Hear how he calleth thee;
Grieved for thy misery
Earnestly, lovingly
Offers thee rest;
Earnestly, lovingly
Offers thee rest.

2 List to his pleading voice,
Cease thou to roam,
Find in thy Savior’s love
Refuge and home;
False lights are luring thee,
Dangers thou can’st not see,
Come, safe and happy be,
Come, wand’rer, come;
Come, safe and happy be,
Come, wand’rer, come.

3 Laden and toiling one,
On Jesus roll,
Burdens thou cans’t not bear;
Bring thou the whole,
Sin, sorrow, care and dread,
Burdens of heart and head,
Lay down and take instead
Rest for thy soul;
Lay down and take instead
Rest for thy soul.

4 Bond slave of sin, thy Lord
Speaketh to thee;
Ready to free thy soul,
Waiting is he;
Why should thy spirit faint?
He heareth thy complaint.
Yield to his sweet constraint,
Rise and be free;
Yield to his sweet constraint,
Rise and be free.


Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #47

Author: G. W. Lloyd

Reverend Lloyd was born in England in 1821 and came to America about 1850, alternately laboring for the Congregational Church and later for the Presbyterian Church in America. He was a great writer, and many of his poems were published in small booklets later in the 19th century. He was a fiery preacher, and later during the American Civil War, he was a staunch Unionist. New Jersey had many Copperheads in Branchville & Sussex County, i.e. those who supported the Southern Cause. As Reverend Lloyd attacked the Confederacy, he came under fire, quite literally. He was shot at while preaching in the pulpit in Branchville, but the assailant missed. In 1865, he published "The Devil in Dixie", a very long "verse" on the "evils" of the Confederacy.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, weary wanderer, spent and distressed
Title: Come, Weary Wanderer
Author: G. W. Lloyd

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