Come Unto Me

Hear troubled soul, though the hurricane's roaring

Author: G. W. Lloyd
Tune: [Hear, troubled soul though the hurricane's roaring]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hear, troubled soul tho’ the hurricane’s roaring,
Sounding o’er life’s rolling sea,
Clearly above all the tumult ‘tis soaring,
A voice crying, “Come unto me!”

“Come unto me,
Come unto me.”
Clearly and sweetly the Savior will greet thee,
“Despair not, despair not, but come unto me.”

2 Helpless one, sport of the winds of temptation,
Nearing the threatening lea,
Yonder outstretching the hand of salvation,
Is he who says, “Come unto me!” [Chorus]

3 Dark is the night, and thy spirit discerns not
Him who is waiting for thee;
Yet, all intent on the rescue, he turns not,
But still he cries, “Come unto me!” [Chorus]

4 Storm-driven soul, lift the prayer appealing,
“Savior, come thou unto me!”
Quickly he’ll answer, salvation revealing,
Despair not I come unto thee. [Chorus]

Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #80

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hear troubled soul, though the hurricane's roaring
Title: Come Unto Me
Author: G. W. Lloyd
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come unto me
Copyright: Public Domain



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