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Come unto Me

Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed

Author: Charles Price Jones
Tune: [Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed]
Published in 43 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed,
“O ye heavy-laden, come to Me and rest;
Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden, bring Me ev'ry care.”

Refrain:
Come unto Me; I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you, hear Me and be blest;
I am meek and lowly, come and trust My might;
Come, My yoke is easy, and My burden’s light.

2 Are you disappointed, wand’ring here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt and loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus, He will give you rest. [Refrain]

3 Stumbling on the mountains dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling toward the pit of hell’s consuming flame;
By the pow’rs of sin deluded and oppressed,
Hear the tender Shepherd, “Come to Me and rest.” [Refrain]

4 Have you by temptation often conquered been,
Has a sense of weakness brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you, if you’ll claim His best,
In the Holy Spirit He will give you rest. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #460

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed
Title: Come unto Me
Author: Charles Price Jones
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come unto me, I will give you rest
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #956
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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

New Wine In Old Wineskins #11

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #460

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #274

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The Cyber Hymnal #956

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Timeless Truths #739

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Yes, Lord! #148

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