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Waiting to save

Is thy heart oppressed and weary

Author: Miriam E. Arnold
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Is thy heart distressed and weary?
Dost thou long for rest and peace?
Hast thou sought in vain for comfort?
Come to Christ, thy struggling cease.

He is waiting now to bless thee,
He can still the tempest wild;
Come to Him, in faith, believing,
Simply, as a little child.

2. Is thy longing heart now saying,
Lord, I know not how to pray?
Come as to a loving Father,
He will never say thee nay. [Refrain]

3. O the yearning love of Jesus,
Pleading tenderly with thee!
Hear Him, as in gentle accents
He doth whisper, Come to Me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #258

Author: Miriam E. Arnold

Miriam E. Arnold was born in England, but moved with her parents at the age of five. They settled in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Her family was deeply religious. Her first poem was published in 1895 and she continued to write about 100 others, almost all of which have been set to music. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Is thy heart oppressed and weary
Title: Waiting to save
Author: Miriam E. Arnold
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is waiting now to save you
Copyright: Public Domain


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