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Lay It Down

O come, sinner, come, 'tis mercy's call

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O come, sinner, come! 'tis mercy's call]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Oh, come, sinner, come! ’tis mercy’s call;
Here at Jesus’ feet!
Oh come, and, repenting, lay thy all
Down at Jesus’ feet!

Oh, lay it down! lay it down!
Lay thy weary burden down!
Oh, lay it down! lay it down,
Down at Jesus’ feet!

2. Oh come, and, believing, seek thy rest
Here at Jesus’ feet!
Thy heart, with its heavy weight oppressed,
Lay at Jesus’ feet! [Refrain]

3. Oh come, where thy faith can make thee whole,
Here at Jesus’ feet!
Oh come, and thy weary, troubled soul
Lay at Jesus’ feet! [Refrain]

4. Oh come! bless the Lord, there’s room for thee,
Here at Jesus’ feet!
Thy burden of guilt, whate’er it be,
Lay at Jesus feet! [Refrain]

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come, sinner, come, 'tis mercy's call
Title: Lay It Down
Author: Fanny Crosby
Source: Sacred Songs and Solos, 888 Pieces, by Ira D. Sankey (London: Morgan & Scott Ld, late 19th Century)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O lay it down, lay it down
Publication Date: 1880
Copyright: Public Domain



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