Come Unto Me and Rest

O are there any words more sweet than these

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [O are there any words more sweet than these]
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1 Oh! are there any words more sweet than these,
In all the Savior’s tender promises?
They touch a tender chord in every breast,–
“Come unto me and I will give you rest.”

“Come unto me,” he whispers, as he stands
And shows the nail-prints in his bleeding hands;
“Come unto me with all thy sins opprest,
Come unto me and I will give you rest.”

2 “Come unto me when faint and weary grown,”
Oh, sweetest invitation ever known;
Come, bring your sins and lay them at his feet,
And taste of rest divinely full and sweet. [Refrain]

3 Come unto him, oh, heavy-laden, come,
For you he died, oh, soul, no longer roam,
Be all the sins that trouble you confest,
And trusting him thou shall most surely rest. [Refrain]

4 “Come unto me,” oh, words divinely sweet;
Our hearts remember what his lips repeat,
And glad thoughts rise in every troubled breast,
When they accept the freely offered rest. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #56

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O are there any words more sweet than these
Title: Come Unto Me and Rest
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: “Come unto me,” He whispers, as He stands
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: Public Domain


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