Speed the precious message

Listen to the voice of Jesus calling, Calling to all the weary

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [Listen to the voice of Jesus calling]
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1 Listen to the voice of Jesus calling,
Calling to all the weary and distressed;
Listen to His gracious invitation:
“Come unto Me and I will give you rest.”

Refrain:
“I will give you rest,
I will give you rest,”
“All ye that labor and are heavy laden,”
“Come unto Me and I will give you rest.”

2 Have you carried long some heavy burden?
Do thronging cares your daily life infest?
Listen! as of old,—He still entreats you,—
“Come unto Me and I will give you rest.” [Refrain]

3 Never man such words as these hath spoken,
Promise so dear, to countless millions blest;
Balm for troubled hearts thro’ all the ages,
“Come unto Me and I will give you rest.” [Refrain]

4 Bring to Him the load that sorely presses,
Lean, weary one upon His loving breast;
Whether it be guilt, or pain, or sorrow,
Come unto Me and I will give you rest. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #84

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent fiver years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. 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 >

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First Line: Listen to the voice of Jesus calling, Calling to all the weary
Title: Speed the precious message
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: I will give you rest

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