Lord, Come Away

Hand and foot are weary

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hand and foot are weary,
Brow and eye are weary,
Heart and soul are weary:
Lord, come away!

2 Years are swiftly flying,
Heaven and earth are sighing,
And Thy church is crying:
Lord, come away!

3 Might the right is wronging,
Sworded millions thronging,
Earth's misrule prolonging:
Lord, come away!

4 Lonely hearts are singing,
Loyal souls are clinging
To the hope unspringing:
Lord, come away!

5 Sounds the last long thunder,
Bursts the day of wonder,
Glory, gladness, yonder:
Lord, come away!

Source: Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #11

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hand and foot are weary
Title: Lord, Come Away
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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