Seeking, Calling, Knocking

Jesus is waiting to welcome the weary

Author: Charlotte Murray
Tune: [Jesus is waiting to welcome the weary] (Smith)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Jesus is waiting to welcome the weary,
Worn with the world’s fruitless striving for peace;
Tired with a night-watch that knoweth no morning,
Sick with a heartache that earth cannot ease.

Jesus is seeking, Jesus is calling,
Will you not come to him now,
Jesus is knocking, Jesus is waiting,
Waiting to save you now.

2 Jesus is waiting, he standeth and knocketh,
Calling in love unto each one oppressed--
"Come unto me, sinner, weary and laden,
I will receive you, and give you my rest."

3 "Will you not come? you need no preparation,
Stay not to think, but come just as you are.
Bring nothing with you, for love giveth freely,
Peace--perfect peace--that no sorrow can mar.

4 Oh, I am yearning to see you unburdened,
Death did I suffer that you might be free.
Will you not come, and by life consecration,
Try to win others, and bring them to me?"

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #5

Author: Charlotte Murray

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus is waiting to welcome the weary
Title: Seeking, Calling, Knocking
Author: Charlotte Murray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is seeking, Jesus is calling
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



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